The Story of IamBe
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 to create fresh perspective and possibilities for adults and children. As a result they experience:
💜improved inner wellbeing
💜more empowering relationships
💜greater clarity and focus
💜improved productivity and efficiency
💜fewer power struggles
Play, Poetry & Possibilities
I was searching for a word to encompass my model. 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 at London Waterloo, I considered this name, was it a play on words – be nu go? My Random Dialogues partner and I, AyPee (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 and Poetry, perfect and random, this is exactly what a #FrustrationExpert does 😉
Frustration leads to breakthroughs and more empowering changes of state.
What a great way to BE
In the meantime perhaps you are experiencing ‘frustration’ in an aspect of your grown up life. Perhaps you are struggling to get a new idea off the ground and need an experienced mentor to sound out your ideas with. Someone to guide and help you develop your ideas. Allow me to metaphorically Flash at you and help realign you with who you are and what you LOVE to BE. 😉
You may enjoy walking and talking with me, sitting and sipping or skyping.
Playful collaborations always considered
NB: To BE Or Not To BE?
‘Iambic’ verse also stems from Iambe’s name and her jokes and playful nature, it 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).
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