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 and the animistic view of the world has found its way into all areas of my life. The integration of these living world views and ancient practices have 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.
In its current form my work included Healing & Spiritual Mentoring and the Wise Woman’s Forum. Both offerings are designed to offer support to women who are on the path, who are a lone voice, who are looking for others ‘like them’ and wish to embody the Wise Woman medicine in form that suits their leanings and skill set. There is not one way to hold the medicine but many.
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 soul nourishing life… and with dedication, research and a thousand pointers from my higher-self I ventured down the road of re-remembering the truth of being human.
Along the way I handed over many treasured aspects of myself to the flames: relationships, behaviours, beliefs, old stories, defence mechanisms. At each stage of surrender there were fears & tears but with each release something valuable and beautiful came into the space created by trusting myself 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, which eventually led me to the Amazon rain forest and Andean mountains including Machu Picchu. This pilgrimage and my willingness to die to my old self is one of many processes that transformed my medicine into what it is today.
Since taking my unique place at “the fire” as a Medicine Woman, the core of my work has been guiding others on the path of sacred experience and authentic, soul-centric engagement with their inner lives – bringing healing to themselves and their unique gifts forward in service to the world.
Going back a little further...
During my earlier years, I had a broad interest in spiritual practices of all kinds. In my late teens 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 conceded 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.
“I found myself at a very low ebb in my life when a friend suggested that I visit Charlotte. At the time I was finding it hard to let go of the past, I was continually ill, was irritable and depressed, fed up with work, tired all the time and it was having a detrimental effect on my family. I’d tried the usual route of GP, medication, counseling and nothing was working. Although initially skeptical, I found Charlotte to be an exceptionally talented practitioner. Her skill is balanced by her deep caring. I found old pain resolved, vitality restored and a great sense of being in touch with my authentic self. Charlotte has a no-nonsense approach to shamanic healing and possesses a true and remarkable gift to heal where modern medicine fails.”
— Rich (UK)