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.
Now, give us your definition of “Rockstar Shaman.”
The name birthed very organically actually! I was eating with fiends at Peacefood Cafe in NYC and while describing the visions I was getting I said, “I just see these total rockstar shaman events at huge arenas with everyone having tons of fun, growing and owning their power!” And my friend stopped me and said, “Well that’s it! That’s the name right there—Rockstar Shaman.” I did work and did a shamanic journey around calling myself that, to ensure that it was divinely guided and the way to go and it was confirmed it definitely was. They (Universe) packaged me a certain way as this modern healer and for some people, I might be a shaman that’s a bit more relatable. The Rockstar part actually deals with the merging of both the Earth elements (rock) with the cosmic astral aspects (star) of our life and how vital it is to balance both! The other aspect is self explanatory—I am a shaman who does my work globally, publicly and in the media on a large scale. It’s my soul purpose and mission to spread the consciousness, love, light and messages Divine tells me to share with everyone!
What’s the most fulfilling part of what you currently do?
The most fulfilling is feeling so honored to have aligned with my calling this lifetime and through that, assist in so many people remembering and reconnecting to their greatest light and power! The whole basis of my work is to teach and guide methods and mindsets for them to experience for themselves and empower people to let their greatest light and life shine! While embracing the Earth school journey that involves infinite evolution and a courageous willingness to look at oneself!
You’ve had so much success in the fitness/wellness industry. What does living a W.E.L.L. life mean to you?
Remembering love first and foremost—love of oneself in a healthy, fully integrated and aware way, love of family and everyone. We are all one and the more we can remember this in our interactions and let ourselves see and connect with the heart and soul of another, the much better the planet will be! There’s obviously so much more I could list or get into but living well is having a conscious awareness of your magnificence, others magnificence and remembering what an honor it is to have this Earth school journey.
If you could share one piece of advice for holistic living, what would it be?
Allow yourself to surrender and ask Divine to show you what you can do that will be for your soul’s highest, greatest Earthly good then let yourself see what they reveal and then courageously be guided to explore! They’ll continually show you the way! I call it Divine connect the dots. 🙂
What are you most excited about for the W.E.L.L. Summit?
The high-vibrational merging of so many spectacular, brave, powerful, wonderful brilliant people! I can sense the energy of it already!
How do you maintain balance in your life?
By letting myself be real and honest with myself and also being willing to ask trusted tribe members if they notice anything is off if I’m sensing things might be imbalanced. Just always being willing to take an honest look. When you do that it will always show you where you should ease up and what areas of life need more tending to! Because I’m on a mission and I’m so passionate about my spiritual work I have to be mindful of having a “human” experience too. 🙂 but that is key for me—embracing and harmonizing with the grounding, Earth energies and Earth experiences and emotions.
Why should people attend your session?
People should attend my session because the practices and tips I’m sharing not only connect you back to your greatest ability to enjoy and thrive in life and feel your absolute best and most peaceful but it also greatly assists in you knowing what next steps to take for your brand and business- these methods put you on the path of your soul mission work and your soul’s greatest joy! You’re going to feel activated, clear and energized in a new way. 🙂