Life is really funny! Gabriele and I grew up in the same town in Italy (Giaveno) and although we knew each other (cuz I mean you can’t not know someone when you live in a small town) our paths never crossed until last summer, by chance. We were, I believe, on somewhat parallel paths never to cross if it wasn’t for events in our lives that brought us on the same wave length: on this wave length we could meet, talk, share our discoveries.
It happened that I was looking for a Rose Quarz and one evening I got invited for dinner by my brother, lazily I accepted and decided to go by foot. Right before reaching my brother’s apartment I spot a stand with crystals. There, not only I find the Rose Quarz but I discover Gabriele! I think we both were surprised to speak so naturally as if we were old friends but had never really spoken to each other until that moment. He showed me the Fire Jewellery he makes with clay. And this was the beginning of a friendship…
After months, we met again and again because I was looking for more crystals and more Fire Jewellery so every time I would go visit him at home we would end up talking about the current situation of our Planet, symbolism, Sacred Geometry and also how being on different paths we got to pretty much the same destination: inner peace and unconditional love.
Thank you Gabri for accepting this interview. Lets begin with the Destination, I am reading your book “Il Tempo Dell’Amore” (The Time Of Love – only available in Italian on Amazon) about your journey walking the Santiago Way. It reminded me of when I walked it alone, like you. One thing I realised is that Santiago – The Destination can be reached by multiple ways and by multiple means (by foot, bike, car, horse etc)… so does inner peace and unconditional love. What are your thoughts on this?
From a certain point point of view yes, but the Camino de Santiago is a good “way” to take back your time. It’s easier than any other way because there everything is organised and all you need to focus on is the walking. In my opinion the only way, the only mean you can use to do the Camino de Santiago is by foot: there is no more time to play the tourist. Look at the Society today, there is no more time. So the Camino de Santiago is a fast way to wake and shake you up, it gives you an emotional shockwave which is needed in order to meet yourself again. This is the fast way for You to meet You. How does this happen? By walking, step by step. Walking becomes a sort of mantra, tic tic tic…. you go back to hearing the sound of your steps, something that doesn’t happen anymore in your daily life because we are constantly suspended between past and future and we forget to stay in the present. Walking brings you back to the present. Moreover, the pain and everything you feel it’s part of the present too. It’s in the present that magic happens. It’s in the present that change is possible. Everyone changes during the Camino. Everyone.
Why is it so important to meet yourself?
Because it’s the only possible encounter. There is no God to seek, no philosophy more important than to meet yourself. Because the only change possible is only when you meet yourself. It’s inside yourself that you find all the information you need to live well now, today. “Know thyself and you’ll know God”, it’s been been said since ancient times but then it became obfuscated. As a matter of fact, in the Gnostic Bible we find Jesus who preaches the personal/inner quest. He doesn’t tell you “you must follow me, do what I tell you to do”, no He incites you to go find yourself because you are made in the image of God.
What happened after walking Santiago? Where did it take you next? What was the other journey that affected you?
My Camino physically finished in Finisterre, but it began for real once I got back home. What happened to me was that I had eaten too much space!! Of course when you come back it feels going back living in a box, how can you go back in a box when you ate so much space? There is no freedom in this box and you end up living a life programmed by someone else. For what? Everyone lives this life… for what though? To buy things and pay for things: the human being became the consumer. It’s ok, we do it because it’s scarier to find out something new than to stay where you are even if you are unhappy. I understand but we need to have more courage and this is the right time… if you still haven’t walked the first step you are already too late!
I never went back to the life I was living before. There was no “another trip”, I began to travel. I burned all bridges with the past, which means I closed my bank accounts, I gave my car to my mom, I shut down everything that was keeping me dependent on the system. I put myself in the condition to be just me totally naked alone with myself, I only had a couple thousands euros and the hang (which needs a lot of space to be played). It took me a couple months to get out of the system and after that I decided to only follow my instincts 24/7 without any sort of compromise. If I end up living in the street looking for food in the trash bins that’s my responsibility – and it did happen btw. After a couple months I left by foot for the Canary Islands to a Rainbow Healing Gathering with my hang in front and my backpack on my shoulders, by chance I met a girl in Liguria who was also going there by car and we went together. I just followed the Direction. I lived in a cave in front of the beach for three months but I wasn’t alone. Do you know what it means to sleep under the stars with the sound of the waves for three months? It means you completely reprogram your mind! When we needed money we would go to the city to play music for the people and used that money to buy some fruits and rice and go back to the beach to just LIVE THE TIME.
When I got back to Italy I heard of an echo village in Tuscany and went there for a bit.
I live my time, I live the time and it’s not easy of course. You must need massive adaptation skills, it happened to me to not even have one euro for a coffee after a lot of time spent in service for people for free…. but it’s the first time that I feel being the master of my time. I started to follow my heart. I discovered to have a heart that thinks and who has a vision of its own, hence I began to mould my reality according to that vision. Now it’s been 5 years that I’m “on the way”, I lived in Israel, I traveled across Europe and have friends everywhere. Today I found an equilibrium and I found a way of living through my art.
How did you come up with Fire Jewellery? And can you explain its power?
Everything began after I lived 5 months in Israel where I met a woman and where I had flashbacks of past lives so the people I met were actually people I had already known. This is the first place where I found myself recognised by the people, which never happened not in my family nor in Italy. There the people looked me in the eyes and hugged me like a brother or like a son. It was very healing to be accepted. I turned 33 in Israel and met Yaela. One night, when we were in Italy in my home… I had some clay and she had a flower of life stencil. She began making some balls and stamping the flower of life on top, in a couple hours we had 400 of these. We looked around and had crystals with us so we just began breaking down the crystals and positioning them on the the flower of life: we immediately felt an energy shift in the room but still didn’t know what we were doing, also the clay was still raw and I had never cooked it. We realised these could be turned into necklaces but again: how to cook clay? The following day we were walking in Turin, I see a stand with ceramic utensils and a poster on which it was written the procedure of how to build an oven in the ground to cook clay – I MEAN!!! This is an ancient techniques and after a couple trials we made it! On top of this, days later I walk into a bookstore and find a book on crystal grids by Judy Hall in which she explains the powerful relationship between geometry and crystals: together they form a “field”, they amply your intention. If the geometry with which you created is perfect, you obtain the result.
In this case, the power of the fire jewellery lays in the fact that it was a pure canalisation between two energies: the masculine and the feminine, fire and water, which is what me and Yaela represent together like Alchemic elements. So you have these two humans who worked in synergy with the four elements: the clay, the water which moulds the clay, the air that dries them and the fire that locks them. The four combined create the fifth element: space. I’m still discovering what they do because the potential is immense. You can use them as a necklace or you can use them for crystal healing.
Fire Jewellery is linked to Sacred Geometry. Can you explain what is it and what is your work with the grids? What is the power of the grids mixed with colours and crystals?
It’s important to understand the science behind the Sacred Geometry. Some people don’t need to go through the logic but for the rest there is physics and science that explain this work. Basically, when I take two elements that have the same informations these two resonate, which means that the informations exchange in a harmonious way: this creates an energy field. Everything is geometry. The universe was created according to a geometry. The laws of physics are hidden behind the symbols. Crystals are pure geometry, if we look inside them we see a net that we recognise as the platonic solids.
So now I created this field but you must understand that everything starts from our brain. Everything starts from us, WE are the biggest power. It’s US who make this reality. So I created an energy field which I needed to amplify my intention. Currently I am using these crystal grids for balancing because by working with the flower of life I will automatically create harmonious geometries which will bring balance. I can see if you have and where unbalance within you physically. I can also build a grid to get what I still don’t have, for example I want to develop certain qualities but I don’t know how so I build a perfect grid with those qualities and it becomes very efficient. When you see it physically the two parts of the brain start to communicate, logic and intuition.
Find Gabriele here
There could be a never ending talk between him and I. There are many things he can do for you to help with healing and balancing. I personally have two Fire Jewellery necklaces, the latter one it was custom made for me because I also work with crystals and I know intuitively what I need. Since we met there has been an exchange of information and it’s beautiful to watch him grow and develop his art beyond limits (or beyond that which we perceive as limits). If you are interested please go find him on his facebook (link above the last image) where you can see more photos of what he does. Currently he painted 3 unique (and I mean UNIQUE) paintings about which you can ask directly to him 🙂 I hope somehow you get our message beyond the words here written…