OUR TRUE NATURE CAN BE FOUND
IN THE SHAMANIC WAYS, AND HEALING BEYOND WHAT IS BELIEVED TO BE POSSIBLE
My name is Charlotte Gush,
and I am a Healer,
Wise Woman and Down-to-Earth Spiritual Mentor.
Shall we start at the end?
Shamanic practice has found its way into all areas of my life. The integration of these ancient practices has changed my inner and outer landscape in a way I never imagined impossible. I have now dedicated my life to introducing others to the life-changing benefits and blessings of this path which has given me so much.
My Search for meaning
Like many people, for years I lived in the dark. The lack of meaning in these times forced me, through illness and emotional challenges, to find something more. I was hungry for something different, and with dedication, research and a thousand pointers from my higher self I ventured down the road of re-remembering. Along the way there were many aspects of my life I had to hand over to the flames: relationships, behaviours, beliefs, old stories, treasured aspects of my character. Yet at each stage of surrender, something valuable and beautiful came into the space created by trusting and intuitively following the thread where it led me.
I slowly found the path to an ever-expanding ancient body of earth-based medicine practices for the soul. I undertook training for several years with the international shamanic school The Four Winds Society in the UK and Europe and this journey eventually led me to the Amazon rain forest and Andean mountains including Machu Picchu, which transformed my medicine into what it is today.
Since taking my unique place at “the fire” as a Medicine Woman, my work has been centered on guiding others, especially women, on the path of sacred experience and authentic, soul-centric engagement with their lives so that they can both heal themselves and bring their unique gifts forward in service to the world.
Going back a little further...
During my younger days, I had a broad interest in spiritual practices of all kinds. You would have found me in the company of mediums, sitting in clairvoyant development circles, attending spiritualist churches, receiving tarot readings, inadvertently leaving my body, grappling with pre-cognitive dreams, afflicted by strange forebodings, meditating a lot, and reading voluminously of books pertaining to all manner of philosophies.
This somewhat academic explorations in spirituality, counselling psychology, and nature-based wisdom traditions taught me a great deal, and even gave me a self-confidence and belief that I had something to share with others through teaching and writing. Everything I had learned up till then, of course, was useful in its own way. But none of those practices, modalities, or philosophies were really me — they only represented aspects of my experience. I eventually knew that “qualifications” in the conventional sense were never going to be a substitute for authenticity, and integrity, and the wisdom of my own heart. I had been studying others’ philosophies and worldviews without ever really pausing to discover my own. That was when my awakening and conscious journey truly began…I put down the books, dug into my centre, and like my namesake, began to weave my own way and own web…. my deeper intuitive knowing told me I had hit upon something especially important at that moment in my life… I had begun to trust myself and my connection to the deep unseen pool of ancient wisdom.