Welcome back to Inside the W.E.L.L. Summit, where we give you a behind the scenes peak at what we’re up to leading up to the 2016 events in NYC. Today, Rockstar Shaman (yep, that’s a job title!) and television host Alyson Charles is sharing a little bit about her background and what she’s preparing for her session in October.
Named a Top Meditation To Try by O, the Oprah Magazine, Alyson travels around the world doing speaking engagements, TV shoots, events and healing retreats. As a former national champion athlete, #1-rated radio host, national daytime TV talk show host and world renowned spiritual guide, Alyson’s appearances focus on her sharing her story of awakening along with top methods and practices. She can be seen working with top global brands Marie Claire, ELLE, Nat Geo Channel, Bloomingdales, CBS Radio, Amazon, AOL, lululemon, Oprah and many more. She’s honored to do this work and hopes to meet you soon!
Tell us the origin story of your business. What brought you to where you are today?
It has honestly been a lifelong (actually many lifetimes long) journey! While I didn’t always know on a conscious level that I am a shaman, looking back even to when I growing up in a tiny town in Indiana, I can see the prepping work for what I do now. I was an elite athlete my entire life, winning a couple of track national championships, running for the University of Alabama and even became a Division I college coach but I could feel inside that that wasn’t the work that fully lit my soul up. The first career path that felt more “right” was when I got my first radio hosting job in Orlando. Florida. There I knew we were onto something and after becoming a #1-rated morning show host at a hip-hop station then transitioning to working on many top, nationally syndicated television shows, I fully knew working on-air and on-camera in media was a big part of my calling.
The other half of the calling merged in with my media work when I had a huge spiritual awakening over six years ago. It was a “traumatic moment” that lifted the veil for me—an experience that was definitely written in my soul contract to be the instrument for my awakening and it worked! From that moment I immersed fully in the healing, wholing of myself (because when the veil lifted I saw my life in light and truth, without the many veils of denial and illusion) and it was during this healing process Universe/Divine began honoring that work back and showing me my own healing gifts and abilities. The path has been a mind-blowing, completely miraculous one ever since. It’s taken massive amounts of courage and vulnerability to allow myself the evolution of who I am and the work I do now but I wouldn’t change a thing.