Despite being a successful business owner and being a sought after healer, clairvoyant and psychic medium, Michelle Wallace is most proud of being a mum. Like most, she has struggled to reconcile being a working mum – so how does she do it all? Michelle tells #ELC that she simply had to take some of her own advice.
How do you find most people react when they find out what you do?
I think they’re initially a little surprised, but then they’re full of interest and questions.
What does a typical day look like for you?
I get up at around 6:45am to get my two boys up and ready for school. Then my partner and I make a point of going for a morning coffee to connect and relax before we start the day. The working day consists of client sessions and administrative work in the office. When the kids return from school it’s all about them - homework, snacks, preparing dinner and making lunches for the next day. Once the kids are in bed for the night, its clean up time! Then I’m so exhausted and take myself off to bed for some TV time to tune out from the day.
When did you start your business, and why?
From a very young age I had always been interested in the supernatural, being hugely drawn to clairvoyance and mediumship in particular. Growing up I just seemed to ‘know’, ‘sense’ and ‘feel’ things. It was all so natural, I had no idea I was different from most other people and certainly didn’t think for a second I was clairvoyant. My mother passed away when I was nine years old and I now know she is one of my spirit guides. What I didn’t know growing up is that she has been with me since her passing, guiding me and assisting me on my journey to get to the point of realising my true passion and life’s purpose. It’s such a blessing to connect with her from the other side as she continues with me as my spirit guide.
What do you see as your biggest achievement in life?
Having my two beautiful boys would have to be right up there! But in respect to work and career, it would have to be discovering and following my passion and life’s true purpose, despite my feelings of inadequacy, self-doubt and fear.
Who is your biggest inspiration in life, and why?
Throughout my life I have admired many people, but I couldn’t honestly say there has been anyone who really inspired me until I met my partner Craig some years ago. He is not just the most amazing healer I have ever come across, it is his unwavering dedication and devotion to his passion and life’s purpose. I see him every day, session after session, bring the deepest healing to his clients with the utmost care and compassion. When he’s not in session, he is always on a quest seeking answers to heal the most complex of issues we in the modern world face. He inspires me every day to be the best that I can be!
Tell us in more detail about your business.
At Spiritual Guidance Australia, our services and products can help anyone wanting to improve their lives and better themselves, whether it’s being free of depression, anxiety and fear or freeing oneself of the false beliefs holding you back from moving forward. We also help others in enhancing clairvoyance, their mental aptitude and everything in between! We focus on all levels - the emotional, the mental, the physical and the spiritual - which allows health to return and positive shifts to occur in your life.
As a clairvoyant and psychic medium, the vast majority of my clients see me for clarity and guidance on the past, present and future through either a psychic reading or psychic counselling. They’re often stuck in their current situation and are unable to move forward or need to make decisions that will greatly impact their future. These sessions are not only informative and enlightening but are also healing, especially during a mediumship reading. It is truly a healing experience on so many levels for my clients to connect with their passed over loved ones - sometimes they just need to know that they’re ok, for others they feel guilt and want to tell their loved ones things they didn’t tell them when they were alive, or simply need to hear messages of guidance and encouragement from them.
Do you feel becoming a mum changed your career?
Yes, it did. When I left high school, I had no idea what I wanted to do or be. I settled on an office job for many years, and just accepted that that was my career. When the boys were very young I always reinforced the importance of believing in themselves and encouraging them to be themselves, follow their dreams - I basically told them all the things that I was never taught or had myself, but wanted for them. So, I took my own advice and started following my dreams, and the rest is history!
What are the biggest obstacles you face raising your children whilst running your own business?
It was really tricky in the early stages, balancing working hours and family time. Spending more time on one or the other often led to feelings of guilt. While the boys were quite young, I often felt guilt and judged myself, feeling like I’d not spent enough quality time with them. But how much is enough? What I should have been focusing on was the fact that they were thriving and happy.
What do you think is the hardest think about growing up in today’s society?
Social media. There’s just so much pressure these days to be on social media, which ultimately leads to being on display for all the world to see.
What did you dream of doing for a career as a child?
I really wanted to be a policewoman, but I soon came to realize I’d never grow tall enough (due to height restrictions at that time). I then had my heart set on being a social worker as I always wanted to help others. Unfortunately, due to my lack of self-belief, I didn’t think I was good enough or clever enough to pursue it. Luckily though, as it turns out, I have since realised my childhood dream of helping others - not as a social worker, but as a psychic counsellor.
What age did you fall in love with your body?
I think, like many women, body image has always been an issue. There was always something not to be happy with. I wouldn’t say I have “fallen in love” with my body exactly, but let’s just say I’m now quite content with what I’ve been given. It’s taken years to get to this point, but I think after children (and getting back to my pre-pregnancy weight) is when I appreciated what I had, and thus it changed how I see myself.
What type of undies are you? Brief, boy leg or g-string?
What is your favourite body part, and why?
I don’t really have a favourite body part, but I have always had comments about my butt - so I guess I’ll go with that!
If you could give your younger self one piece of advice what would it be?
Trust and believe in yourself, regardless of what others say or do.
What is one word your sons would use to describe you?
What is your mantra in life?
Always follow your dreams. Believe in yourself and believe in the magic of the Universe … everything is possible!