Lynda Lamp elucidates ways of breaking through one’s barriers in Walking Through Your Walls: Loving Yourself (and Everyone Else), aptly dubbed as “humanity’s handbook to living consciously in the twenty-first century”. Not only are the concepts presented by the author out-of-the-box precepts, but they are also striking because of their originality and audacity.
The book is the first of a three-volume handbook. As forewarned by the author, she intended this volume to stimulate a shift in consciousness. Its first section, “The Halls of History” is really mind-blowing. The enlightened despot, Napoleon Bonaparte’s controversial quote, “History is a set of lies agreed upon” sets the mood. The author frankly asks, “If we came here to experience Heaven on Earth, why is it that the very earliest human beings didn’t get along?” She outlines the meaning of history with a timeline of the world from 13.7 billion years ago to the present. Her favorite timeline nugget involves new age philosopher, David Hawkins’ Scale of Consciousness which partly explains where her affinity lies. Instead of divisiveness, the eye-popping chapter on “Deconstructing Religion” focuses on the age-old ideas of love, joy, and peace.
The relevance of the root chakra is discussed in this section.
The second section, “The Walls of Life” further removes the cobwebs from the reader’s eyes and gets down to brass tacks. The author discusses the role of the ego in building walls. Density, time, gravity, reality, language, and one’s self serves as walls that block one’s potential to love without restraint. The significance of the sacral chakra is propounded.
The book draws us into a veritable new world of light and warmth with the author reassuringly holding the reader’s hand each step of the way like the caretaker she proffers to be. There is no negativity. Instead, one finds an overwhelming and overflowing sense of enlightenment.
A one-of-a-kind guidebook powerfully colored with explosions of love, truth, and faith, Lynda Lamp has given concrete answers to the questions that we are afraid to ask. It makes reading the book an experience to remember.
– The Moving Words Review
Official Entry: The Most Moving Book Award, Jan. 2, 2023