- Paperback: 182 pages
- Publisher: Urban Kali Publishing; 6.1.2011 edition (July 1, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0983681708
- ISBN-13: 978-0983681700
- Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.4 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 7 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (941 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #752,375 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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“This book will change your life. I refer to it regularly.” (Christiane Northrup, MD New York Times bestselling author of Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom)
"If Amy Sedaris wrote obsessively about the Divine, this is what she might sound like. What a treat." (Darren Main author of Yoga and the Path of the Urban Mystic and Inner Tranquility)
"A fun, fresh spiritual tune-up. Reading it is a like taking a bicycle ride or sitting by the stream and suddenly feeling like everything is just deliciously okay. Tosha Silver has a beautiful, believable, honest voice, and she is a delightful companion.” (Tama Kieves best-selling author of Inspired & Unstoppable: Wildly Succeeding in Your Life’s Work!)
"One of the best books we've ever read! My wife Hollie and I are huge fans of Tosha Silver. She delivers inspiration on every page!" (Robert Holden author of Holy Shift!)
"In a marketplace filled with lackluster spirituality books, this book sparkles with truth. Through touching personal stories, potent insights and holy humor, Tosha Silver reminds us that the only way to truly live is hand in hand, heart to heart, and hip bump to hip bump with the Divine." (Sera Beak author of Red Hot and Holy: A Heretic’s Love Story)
"Tosha Silver’s benevolent, heart expanding book will transform you mightily with the greatest of ease." (SARK Artist Author, Succulent Wild Woman PlanetSARK.com)
"This book offers readers a highly unusual gift – a way to release the exhausting pursuit of the ego’s wishes and dreams, a path to living with joy, peace and contentment. Start down that path and miracles begin to happen beyond anything you could have predicted!" (Marci Shimoff #1 New York Times bestselling author of Happy For No Reason, Love For No Reason)
“The holy grail is right here in this gem of a book. Tosha Silver's wisdom goes down as easy as a mint milkshake and leaves you feeling so free you'll want to do cartwheels on the beach. But don't be fooled by the simplicity of this message. Look no further for an easeful path to enlightenment infused with rapture and hope, which comes as much needed medicine for the soul.” (Lissa Rankin, M.D. New York Times bestselling author of Mind Over Medicine)
"Tosha Silver is an empathetic guide along the ever-present seam between the everyday and the sacred, letting us know that we can pull a thread of aliveness for ourselves at any time." (Mark Nepo author of The Endless Practice and Seven Thousand Ways to Listen)
“This playful, enlightening, and creative collection presents the author's experiences with the Divine.” (Spiritualityandpractice.com) --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
About the Author
Tosha Silver grew up thinking one day she would be a rabbi, a lawyer, or a weathergirl. But fate had other ideas. She graduated from Yale with a degree in English Literature but along the way fell madly in love with metaphysics and yogic philosophy. For the last 30 years she has taught many ways to align with the inner Divine. This book is adapted from her popular column at Examiner.com, a top 100 website that reaches over 37 million unique visitors a month. Tosha lives near San Francisco. Please visit ToshaSilver.com for more information. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
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She breathes the wonder of love.
Buy this book if you want to live whole and let the Divine truly take the lead. It is so much easier and practical.
My favorite part is the story of the spiritual woman who refused to see the God in everyone and did hilariously absent things like walking away from someone while they were talking or emptying a dryer with wet clothes in order to place her laundry. At the end of the story, the woman is moving and catches a string of lights from the garage next to her and rather than stopping, lets the string rip off the garage exterior as Tosha and the other tenants watch the commotion trailing behind her. How many of us are caught in this struggle of wanting to source from spirit, but end up being horridly human?
I don't want to live like that.
Outrageous Openness frees me to live a life open to prayer, help, and miracles 24/7. I am excited for all my tomorrows, and delighted to be sitting in the now of this present, my past smiling, winded and done.
Thank you, Tosha.
Steven Lane Taylor, author of "Row, Row, Row Your Boat: A Guide for Living Life in the Divine Flow
I began then to attend various events of my interest, believing that I had simply been fishing in the wrong pond through the use of dating sites. I went to a variety of spiritual evens, meditation, concerts, single dance events, etc.
While absorbing Tosha's book and opening my heart to her words of giving everything to the Divine--all my hopes and dreams and goals, I attended yet another event , albeit still with a flickinghope that I would meet that elusive guy of my dreams. I attended an Introduction to Tantra meditation class. There were at least 60 people attending. The event description stated it was open to couples and individuals. Per the instructions at the door, I removed my shoes at the door and placed them next to about 100 other shoes. The only spot on the floor open in the meditation room for me to sit was in a corner. I set my pillow down and sat down upon it.. After about 15 minutes of explaining the art of tantra and guiding us into an individual meditation, the facilitator asked everyone to then pick a partner. I looked around but felt frozen in my seat. Minutes later everyone was matched and beginning the next meditation involving looking into each other's eyes, gently stroking each other's arms and whispering kind words into each other's ears. I sat on my bed pillow looking out at the many couples. I began to cry. Then sob with my head down and not a single tissue to wipe away the tears and snot off my face. No one paid me notice. My prince did not come to my rescue. And that was just fine with me.
I knew in that moment that this cry was not a cry of lonliness or bitterness or self pity. With Tosha's soulful words still resonating in my heart, I knew this was a cry of letting go, of surrender, of trusting in the Divine and handing over the reigns in that moment to that power source that had been my guide in so many other areas of my life.
After my tears subsided, I stayed at the event for another 15 minutes. When the participants began giving each other tantra massages, I stood up, grabbed my pillow and left. Despite several minutes of searching, I was unable to find one of my shoes. I drove home barefooted. When the facilitator contacted me a few days later and told me that they found my shoe, I told her to keep it. This Cinderella had let go of her effort-filled fantasy of finding Prince Charming and would not be returning for her shoe.
Thank you, Tosha. Tank you you, thank you.