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Outrageous Openness: Letting the Divine Take the Lead

4.12  ·  Rating details ·  4,589 ratings  ·  352 reviews
A collection of spiritual lessons, anecdotes, and thoughts on the Divine’s intervention in our lives, this brilliantly written and wonderfully entertaining book teaches us how to live purposefully and in line with the Force of Love.

“What if the Divine is constantly igniting roadside flares to get our attention? What if there actually is a Supreme Organizing Principle with
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Hardcover, 240 pages
Published June 24th 2014 by Atria Books (first published May 3rd 2011)
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Robin Donnelly
Feb 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Since Valentine's Day is "International Book Giving Day" I asked for this for my gift. I follow Tosha Silver on FB and have been intrigued by some of her posts about astrology and excerpts about this book.

This is a great read for the open-minded and open-hearted. What a touching book for the heart chakra! It has such good stories and practical advice relating to the practice of trusting the Universe for our good and not living small and in fear.

I'm a huge fan of spirituality books and have been
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Lucy
Jul 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
GET THIS BOOK! You will not regret the small price for the immense wisdom and joy found between the pages, and in my case (the audio book) in the calm lovely voice of the author herself! This book could not have come at a more perfect time for me – exactly the message of Tosha’s book: to notice the signs in day to day life that affirm and guide us on our individual paths and to trust the Divine and let it take the lead. I have read countless books, been to lectures, retreats, and watched so many ...more
Joni
Jan 24, 2017 rated it it was ok
Errr. People are raving about this book. Me, not so much. I really wanted to like this more, especially since it was recommended by a friend and I love its overall message.

And no, this is not a review coming from a skeptical-minded person not ready for these books yet. I’ve read many books on spirituality that I now live by, have Tarot readings done, go to my yoga classes, and burn more sage than is probably healthy… This tells you nothing you need to know about me, but it should tell you that I
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Kathryn
Jul 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: spirituality, 2015
First sentence: Years ago I became fascinated by an adorable book called Are You My Mother?, the tale of a baby bird searching the world for its home.

Favorite quotes:

Beside every blade of grass is an angel saying, 'Grow, grow, grow.' - Kabbalistic saying

So to me, operating without the help of signs would be like refusing to turn on the lights in a darkened room. Why stumble around tripping over furniture when the Universe has the bulbs?

When you knock, ask to see God...not any of the self-appoint
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Lindaanne
Nov 30, 2017 rated it liked it
I had mixed feelings about "Outrageous Openness." As a child of the 70s myself and former follower of Divine Light Mission, I have heard many of these sorts of pearls of wisdom uttered before, albeit in different format. Ms. Silver mined spiritual nuggets for her book from sources ranging from the New Testament to Carlos Castaneda, with colorful stories from her own life to illustrate how we can prosper (spiritually and financially) just from being open to Divine Energy. Kind of like the "Lillie ...more
Mai
Mar 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is the best spiritual book I've read so far ,it puts your faith and all the spiritual ideas you believe in to the test ,it reconnects you again with the divine force of love ,God :)
Practical ,inspiring and Simply Mind-blowing :)
We are really connected to God ,the divine power that rules this universe and all we have to do to connect to this magnificent power is to ask ,seek help ,pray and as the author puts it "Call in the divine order" and letting go of all your worries and problem by lett
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Cynthia
Oct 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was a beautifully written spiritual journey of a book with many lovely, uplifting miracles spread throughout. Whenever I was feeling anxious or sad, I would read a chapter and immediately be filled with hope and excitement about the road ahead in my twisty, turny life. I highly recommend Tosha Silver as a spiritual guru of an author!!!
Jess
Dec 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: spiritual, funny
I have read The game of life and how to play it by Florence Shovel Shin last year and loved it so very much. However this book is like the 2014 version.

It is so inspiring and I will be rereading this book over and over in the future. I believe it will help centre me and help me to have FAITH in the divine even when I am feeling down.
Lexy
Jun 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a super funny, witty, charismatic and entertaining read! And not to mention super practical. This isn't some dense new-age theoretical read or some religious mumbo jumbo. It's a smooth, rich, and delightful and fun read into what the heck all this law of attraction is REALLY about! ...more
Eerika
This was an amazingly inspiring and soothingly hopeful book. I read "Outrageous Openness" almost at one go and right after that the author's other book Change Me Prayers, so I'll review these together, as I can't separate my thoughts about these both wonderful books.

These books where both entertaining to read - "Outrageous Openness" even more so. The stories give a wonderful rainbow of ways small selves make their own life harder, which helped me to recognize things of myself. I didn't only noti
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Lorilee
Oct 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Power of Attraction followers
Recommended to Lorilee by: ?
When I began reading this book, I knew after the first chapter that this is a book I will not only purchase but will keep at my fingertips to reread portions whenever I know I've "forgotten" how the Universe works. I've been doing Tosha Silver's approach to living life from a spiritual "God knows best" ever since first coming in contact with Silva Mind Control techniques and realizing they work like magic. I want to own this book to be reminded through the many three-page chapters of Silver's ex ...more
Bella
This is one of the best spiritual books I've read. I don't like fundamentalism, judgey-ness, or archaic dogma from medieval history that was meant to oppress the masses. But I still feel a universal connection and a natural interest in spirituality that has undoubtedly lead me to Tosha Silver. Her book, Outrageous Openness (OO), has been on my radar for about a year now but I wasn't ready to complete it until now. Personal openness to the possibility of the existence of the Divine has been a str ...more
Christa Sigman
Sep 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2016
I heard about this book three years ago. I put it on my request list for my library in January. Just two weeks ago I checked and was slated to get it in July. Last week was terrible. I was stressed and breaking down. Friday I get a call that a book I have requested is available for pick up. I went on Saturday knowing this was the only one I was awaiting. Sure enough, it was there. I started reading yesterday and every single word applied to what I am going through. I saw where I had closed mysel ...more
Greg Hoover
Jul 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Just amazing. Sent to me by the right person at the right time; how I found Tosha Silver was actually my first lesson in Outrageous Openness. Read it now and put it in practice--it will make a difference in the very first day.
Susan
Jun 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
You know that old speculation that if Jesus were alive today, he'd probably be a woman? Well, he is and his name is Tosha Silver. This time around, the professions are astrologer and author but she still teaches with parables. Silver says exactly what all the other spiritual gurus are saying in their books and blogs and seminars. Divine Love is an inside job; Forgiveness is an everyday miracle; Willingness is the roadway and Openness the GPS. It's the stories in Outrageous Openness that make the ...more
Allysia K
Mar 11, 2017 rated it liked it
This was a weird little book.

What I liked: Tiny, 2-3 paged chapters were very digestible. All the stories were brimming with enthusiasm, positivity and zest, so reading it made me feel lighthearted. Some solid spiritual advice.

What I disliked: Let's face it - a San Fran'er who frequently writes things like "He was an Aries with Leo rising", is going to be polarizing to a lot of people. Like when I read Christian-centric books (or other books with a strong spiritual paradigm), I had to do a lot o
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Denise
Jul 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: spirituality
This book is like a spiritual compass for those who are starting to test the waters of the wonders that being one with the divine can bring. Through the author’s personal experiences we get to learn some good ways to be open and receptive to let the divine into our everyday lives. The book is full of anecdotes, both serious and hilarious, but all of them convey the message of how important it is to be in sync with the divine. You don’t have to do outrageous efforts to achieve this you just need ...more
Christina Griffin
This is the best book I read in a long time I love how Tosha simply suggests giving everything over to God. I love the affirmation that she uses and I apply to my life everyday......The perfect mate, home career, situation has already been selected its arriving in its own way in its own time I am grateful to receive it.
J
Sep 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
One of those audio books I'm definitely going to listen to again. I'm currently enrolled in astrology courses at Kepler, so love the astro bent to this book. I think I heard about it from either The Astro Twins or Anne Ortelee (an astrologer's podcast).

The main message is go where the love is and do whatever you want. Aquarians will love it.
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William Dale
Jan 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is the book that changed my life! What an amazing book! Tosha Silver has taken the idea of letting go and letting God and made it available to the mystically inclined. She has opened up so many doors and sheds the light into new ways of thinking and being. I will definitely reread this right away!
Laurie Popovac
there we some great chapters reminding us to have faith in the divine (or god, Allah, Buddha,etc). that everything will go just exactly as it should. only critique I have is she did use a lot astrological references that I wasn't familiar with and or understand. overall though, a good quick read! ...more
Denise
Aug 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So much fun! You have to be open minded to appreciate this one, but once you accept Silver for who she is, it's easy to grasp what she knows. ...more
Patrick Mcclafferty
This is a great book. Tosha is witty and funny, and her comments go straight to the heart ( chakra) .
Bernadette
Aug 10, 2014 added it
Shelves: general
This boom helped me realize that living in my past was draining me. I had to let the divine order hear my dreams and breathe life into them. Great book.
Rebecca P
Mar 04, 2016 rated it liked it
A light, quick read. A lot of anecdotes, fun, but not a lot of substance.
Lisa
Jan 06, 2020 rated it did not like it
219 pages of "let go and let God." Very repetitive. ...more
Shelby Kollin
"For all the fundamentalist talk that astrology is the 'work of the Devil,' the three wise men were guided during Christmas by a star, of all things."

"Sometimes I think we're drawn to the music in a given lifetime that we literally 'are', that carries our unique nature."

This book was recommended to me by a shaman and it was nothing short of amazing. It was honest, it was funny, it was short, simple and enjoyable. Tosha Silver simply is what she is and encourages others to simply be who they are.
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Tatiana Perez
Jan 02, 2021 rated it liked it
3.5 or 4 shining stars..

I like Tosha Silvers approach to the law of attraction. As someone who gets overwhelmed when reading/listening on all things on how to manifest and attract, I love that Silver suggests to call in Divine Order (in whatever form that is for you) and then detach.

Although I would def recommend, I will warn you there were moments I found myself saying, “Alright, I get it..” But I had to immediately stop myself, check-in and ask myself, “Am I putting what she’s teaching into a
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Anne McArthur
Apr 01, 2018 rated it liked it
Perfect in small bits - maybe as a devotion book. Plenty to think on. I believe in the power of the Universe so the idea of Divine Order wasn't too much of a stretch for me. Where I differ with the author is with the idea that using Divine Order makes all of your dreams come true. When she went that route, I wasn't on board. However, the ideas of opening up to letting things happen and that things happen as they will resonated deeply with me and gave me a lot to think about. ...more
Alyse Stolz
Oct 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
All I can say is wow. I loved this book. The Divine brought this into my hands at a time when I absolutely needed it most. I was in desperate need of the reminder to be who I truly am, to love more deeply, and to accept the good and bad things as they arise. Very inspired by Tosha Silver- will 100% be reading more books!
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