Elise Carr — a SwellWomen if we’ve ever seen one! Elise is the superhero behind StellaMuse, where she is a podcast host; but Elise is also a guide in the sacred arts of tantra and healing! We are honored to be able to share her story of following her passion and extending a helpful hand to women across the world. Find out more about Elise and StellaMuse offerings, receive Elise’s free Soul Alignment Mediation HERE and tune into the ‘Sacred Guidance with StellaMuse’ podcast!
What’s the story behind you and StellaMuse?
StellaMuse came to life over a decade ago when I was studying my Master’s in Communications, Cultural Politics and Women’s Studies. She was originally going to become a magazine. Something of substance, driven by purpose, not advertising and consumerism. I played with many words in search of the name for what I wanted to share. Stella meaning star and Muse, like an artist’s muse of inspiration, were the words that captured the essence perfectly. As being a light to inspire is what I was seeking to bring to life.
Over the years she shifted, changed and evolved as I did. To now being a platform offering content in the form of articles, videos and the ‘Sacred Guidance with StellaMuse’ podcast, along with offerings of sessions which I hold at my private practice in Melbourne and globally online for women, men and couples. Be that with Sacred Guidance – like psychology for the soul, Tantra – weaving all that is to awaken consciousness, and Healing. All of which combines the science of the Ageless Wisdom, spiritual, psychological and practical modern knowledge. I don’t work by any book or as a typical guide, psychologist or counsellor. I work blending the Eastern mysteries & Western sciences, with the impulse of soul in harmony with mind and heart.
What has the experience of launching and owning a business been like, for you?
After leaving a very different world of international modelling and foreign correspondent journalism, and having worked all around the world, I still felt that ‘substance’ I was hungry for was missing. I gathered my pieces of paper, studies, degrees, trainings, teachings and life experience to create something that I could serve humanity with. I knew I wanted to teach, guide and help people in some capacity. It was just creating an outlet or vehicle for this to be possible, while being open to that also evolving and changing as I would. The ‘business’ has been partly organic; from 1:1 sessions and group work with women, to then working with men and couples. To adding small and large workshops, retreats and accepting invitations to speak at large scale events. One has led to the other, but it has all been a very slow, steady tortoise-like experience. Rather than a speed driven race of the hare. I see StellaMuse as what I do but, I equally embody all I teach, guide and share. In a sense we are one. While it is a business, it’s more a vocation of service to humanity which I know is my raison d’être.
What keeps you inspired and gives you bliss?
Knowing I am on a dedicated path to open the hearts and minds of humanity. That all I offer, all I do and all I am weaves seamlessly with this commitment – this way of life. I’m a Truth seeker, so if I ever need ‘inspiration’ it will come from reading some sacred text, a poet, an Ageless Wisdom teaching…that, and some peaceful stillness to go within and re-connect before then going back out into the world to serve.
What do you hope to share with your clients/followers?
A key part of the work I do, be that in articles I write, the podcast, 1:1 sessions or talking at events, is to shine a light on Truth, Love-Wisdom & Innate Beauty. For those who are ready and willing to move closer to who and what they really are. Which I believe is a Soul, having a human experience. As too many of us are caught up in or controlled by the physical body (be that image, weight, eternal youth etc.), ever changing emotions and the chita-chata thoughts. Though we are none of these. We are not our physical bodies, our emotions nor our thoughts. Helping people realise this is one step closer to what I am most dedicated to. Which is guiding people to Know their True Self. When we know greater truth, we move closer to a unified heart / mind connection, to a Love-Wisdom connection. This harmony, not ignoring the body, but embracing; body, heart and mind, brings us into greater alignment. Greater balance toward true, innate beauty. That being the eternal, luminous part of all of us, our north star. Our greatest truth and guiding light. Our Soul.
Do you have a favorite travel or retreat memory? What was it?
I have beautiful memories of all I have created, co-created or shared with people but I firmly believe the best is yet to come. As to me, with age, with experience, with life, comes wisdom and with that we move closer to being our greatest version of self. As a teacher, a guide and, an eternal student, the gifts of our internal progress, blossoming and awakenings along the path are not just for our own growth but are to be shared. The more we know, the wiser, more loving and aligned with truth, with soul and Source / God / Universe (however you refer to All That Is) we are, the greater capacity to help others. Being of service in that way, each and every day is my “favourite”.