26 February 2012
Dear Eleanor and Sean
It doesn’t seem quite right to call you client or customer or consumer; or even punter, coachee, mentee, student … So I warm to you as named beings, representing the sense of how we relate in this crazy and amazing existence we co-inhabit.
Here is my love letter to you and I falter at the beginning, because even now it seems odd to say ‘love letter’, here in this complicated context … but then again, it is so right too … so let’s explore that …
First of all you know always, that I chose to be with you, as you chose to be with me; to step forward together, to figure out the ways, the routes and the senses of your journey. So I am there to support, to challenge, to advocate, to fuel your propulsion forward. Some times to teach, oft times to facilitate; always to share, to show my way and in doing that, shining a light on YOUR way.
So how is that that I can say that I ‘love’ you … As I explore the many facets of love, I discover more and more that each love I have in this life of mine is in itself a multi-faceted, variously fractal and gloriously complex thing.
And you can dare to love, acknowledge the love you have around you and allow it to take its form in every aspect and yes … I digress … from you – Eleanor and Sean, meandering back to the very subject of love itself, again.
So to you I say our relationship is one composed of many elements … wisdom, love, advise, magic, learning, energy, vision, talent and … well the list is infinite and it is composed of the elements of who I am and who you are … So in fact there are many lists … Who I am in this context is an ever evolving creature made up of my predispositions for connection, communication, pragmatism and result. To be fulfilled I really want to see, hear, feel and know that I am making a difference, creating an impact, so that you, in your turn do the very same …
So I give you the benefit of my own doubts, my experience, my skills and my knowledge; not to replicate, yet to create – for you have reached this point with all your own amazing specialities. Your uniqueness may be known to you, yet how do you get it out there ..? You may have a sense of who you are and crave to have that concreted, to see it, visible in front of you. Could it be for you that you see the mountain top and seek the way up there? Every one of you has a mixture of needs, composed of the practical, the task must dos, and then again also the irrational, emotional, inspirational elements that once explored, will take you beyond … beyond where you are now. And it is the ‘beyond’ that brings you to me.
So how does this work between you and me? There is the solid … my knowing, my imparting the material, tangible and specific. There are decades of achievements, downfalls and ground breaking products. I was an important player in the corporate sphere … so I have all that ‘big world’ background and so where it is necessary, that comes in to what we do together – you and I. For as I thought one day, not so long ago, that I would walk away from it and on to a life of ‘om’ and pure inspiration instead, there was still a regret at leaving it behind me …
So too then I fire up your inspiration, for that too is the path I have trodden and I grappled with the odds that these contrasting elements that are present in my life, but then that is the dichotomy of life and of work … so often I seen you struggle with this too. But then when you sit back and ponder, of course we cannot really separate it all out … since all these elements blend together to make the one life that we have, right here and right now. How often do you see that – see people putting different parts of their lives in different boxes? Well yes, they all have their own place, their own time and appropriateness, yet so too are they all chemically bound and when I realised this, so much became so much clearer and that will be your clear vistion too.
So together in our space we create magic, sparks, products, realisations, light and what ever is wanted so we flow forward. So too we traject the obstacles, see things for what they are, see them and feel them differently, explode them or climb them or even dance around them.
And I have to acknowledge YOUR part in my own journey, you give me so much … you reflect, you stretch, you elucidate, you cliché complete me …
At times I feel your frustrations, your energetic obstructions and I celebrate them with you, as I know these are the things that have bought you to me, as has too has your need to change and grow, along with your sense of being – to be aired, to be moved, to go to who knows where?
I’m so glad you come to me, to let me be me, to be who I am, so you can go where you want to, to realise yourself. For this is the fascination … it’s all there – to be drawn and then drawn upon, in you … we are all deep wells, endless pools of knowing, skill and wisdom. Each one different, each one presenting to the world only what we can give it – our very own product, to give, to share, to sell. An exchanged energy that gives to us both – your investment, my return and in our twin orbit, only we can create that perfect picture.
So thank you for taking flight with me, for trusting in me, for knowing this is the right connection. I am humble and grateful to serve you, to walk with you, to laugh and yes, sometimes to cry and sometimes to shake you … and that is love and it always comes back to that, when we know it, in what ever way we dare and treasure to shape it.
Yes, I dare speak that word, in this relationship of ours and so that is truly love – for you AND for me. Indeed it will be ‘Peach Perfect for me’ and what ever name that love is for you, so shall it be.
With warmest regards
Sandra, San, Sandie, Miss ..?
PS: Peachey Letters has now been published in book form – follow the link here to find out more…