As many of my regular readers know, I tend to sign off on comments and emails with “Huge Hugs” or the longer version “Happy Shiny Puppy Hugs”. But what exactly is a Happy Shiny Puppy? And what does it have to do with the Law of Attraction?
The time has come for me to explain. You’re ready. I’m ready. The puppies are ready. The LOL Cats possibly aren’t (they’re more reluctant to hug), but they’ll catch up.
Why do we even study the Law of Attraction?
For me, the purpose of understanding how we create and receive our reality isn’t so much about manifesting my rooftop Jacuzzi (it’s going to be freaking awesome!) and much more about figuring out how to actually be happy. I’ve been very lucky. I’ve always been a fighter. Born into a belief that I always had to work harder than everyone else just to keep up, I worked my way to total exhaustion on several occasions, nearly had a nervous breakdown at one point, manifested all kinds of physical ailments, carried around a hundred extra pounds of weight, squashed and ignored my feelings for years and basically created a great deal of suffering in my life. And then, when the suffering finally got so big that I couldn’t keep going no matter how hard I was willing to struggle, I had no choice but to let go. All those years, as I’d been denying who I really was, it was as though I’d been pulling back on a bungee cord. The harder I pulled and the further I got from my True Self, the greater the pressure became. When I finally let go of that bungee cord, I was catapulted into this new place of wonder and understanding and peace and love and yes, happiness. I figured out who I really was and since achieving this quantum leap, I’ve been achieving greater and greater understanding of not just myself, but Who We Really Are in general.
I realized at some point that my propensity for fighting and creating suffering was actually what had made it possible for me to grow so quickly and gain the understanding that I now have (by growth was born of my suffering. That’s not necessary, but it’s quite common). Many of you are discovering the same thing.
The symbol for Who We Really Are
As I became more and more familiar with this person who I’d always been but had always been much too afraid to let out, as I started to act as my True Self, speak as her, engage with others as her, I wanted to find a way to explain the essence of what I was experiencing to others. I wanted to communicate what it feels like to be truly open, loving, trusting, self-aware, confident, playful, engaged, in the moment, joyful, enthusiastic, positive, passionate, authentic, brave, happy and full of awesome expectation. None of those words do this feeling justice. I needed a symbol of some kind, something that truly represented what it feels like to be Who We Really Are. Enter the Happy Shiny Puppy.
What is a Happy Shiny Puppy?
I love words. I truly do. Anyone who has ever met me in person or spoken to me on the phone (or let’s face it, read one of my blog posts), knows that I’m, let’s just say, generous with my use of words. And yet, words often aren’t the best medium to convey feelings and energetic concepts.
So, instead of just describing the concept of the Happy Shiny Puppy to you, I decided to couple my words with images instead. And I made the following video:
I need your help
If you like the video, please do me the huge favor and SHARE IT (you can share the whole post or just the video). I’d really appreciate it if you could help me get the word out, so that all those who are ready to hear the call of the Happy Shiny Puppy will have an easy time doing so.
So, are you a Happy Shiny Puppy? Do you want to be? What did you think of the video? Was I successful in communicating the essence of the HSP? I look forward to reading your comments!