Outrageous Openness: Letting the Divine Take the Lead by Tosha Silver

This is a book that ventures into woo-woo territory, and as such, it will not be for everyone.  Every now and again I pick something like this up just because you never quite know from which direction you’ll find wisdom or just something you needed to hear.  And sometimes I just like to confront different beliefs head-on and see what I can learn.

The author is a Christ-accepting pagan astrologer from a Jewish family that boasts many Rabbis.  She identifies with several of the Hindu deities.  It doesn’t get much more eclectic than that.  She overcame illness that left her bedridden for 3 years on the power of faith alone after western medicine did all they could.  Sometimes it’s only a question of suspending your disbelief, even for a while, to find something miraculous in the world.  Regardless of personal beliefs, I found a great many wise words in here worth taking to heart, and those were backed up by Dr. Viktor Frankl, whose book Man’s Search for Meaning I listened to right afterward.  Two different perspectives, two different situations, and confirmations of the same message at heart.

It’s as though the Universe is trying to tell me something.

4 stars