To Flash or not To Flash?
What do you want to BE when you grow up?
Iambe was a Greek Goddess, the daughter of Pan and Echo.
One day, whilst working close to the city of Athens, Iambe met Demeter. Demeter had come down to earth from the heavens, consumed with grief for the loss of her daughter Persephone, who unknown to her had been kidnapped by Hades in the underworld. Demeter was not eating, drinking, talking or smiling and this was also depleting and destroying the surrounding lands. In one account, Iambe in an act of sisterhood, connects and communicates with Demeter’s head and heart by flashing at her and telling jokes, which shocks Demeter, makes her laugh and transforms her state of grief! Demeter begins to eat, drink and smile again, which restores balance and harmony to the lands and people around.
So why am I writing about this story?
In 2016, I developed a ‘communication, connection & collaboration’ model for adults and children to explore fresh possibilities.
As a result they experience:
💜improved inner wellbeing
💜more empowering relationships
💜greater clarity and focus
💜 improved self-esteem
💜improved productivity and efficiency
💜fewer power struggles
I was searching for a word to encompass what my model is. At one point, as I often do, I looked up to the sky and requested a word and 3 days later ‘IAmBe’ arrived at Waterloo Station.
Sipping tea and waiting for a grieving friend in a coffee shop called BeNuGo upstairs at #Waterloo, I considered this name. Was it a play on words – be nu go? My Random Dialogues partner and I, @aypeeinstagram (RIP) had also been reciting a mantra linked to our combined transformational #BeSayDoHaveⒸ model:
‘I am who I say I AM
Because what I say I am
That is who I am’ Ⓒ
So in the spaces, I questioned who ‘I am BEing’ and played with these words and created IamBE. Upon Googling it I found out she was the goddess who communicates and connects through Play & Poetry and changes peoples state. Just what an IAmBeic Master Practitioner does😉
PS I metaphorically Flash.
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‘Iambic’ verse also stems from Iambe’s name and her jokes and playful nature and was often used by Shakespeare in his plays and sonnets, an example being ‘To Be or not to Be’.
‘I Am that I Am’ the common English translation of the response God used in the Hebrew Bible when Moses asked for his name (Exodus 3:14).