Updated: Mar 14
Did you ever think, or wish, to be able to see and sense an invisible world, a parallel dimension populated of subtle creatures taking care of the Nature surrounding us? Whether your answer is yes, no, or maybe, please keep reading to find the gift I want to share with you today.
As a child, I was attracted to the Faerie world - as probably many other children. Growing up, I never stopped to believe in a kind of “magic”, present in our life even if somehow unseen.
When at the age of 17 I discovered to be a channel drawing information, first from the afterlife, then from a higher dimension of Consciousness that I perceive beyond the Earthly world, I felt compelled in deepening the experiential and practical knowledge of different spiritual paths, as well as of the functioning of the human being and of the connections between body, mind, environment and spirit.
In my spiritual quest, I never forgot the Faerie world, but honestly the access to it was not my priority. Until something happened.
It was the very beginning of 1999. I was still living in Italy at the time, in a beautiful and peaceful village built around a Medieval castle on a hill. That night I was alone at home, and I went to sleep as usual, after a cup of herbal tea and a simple meditation.
Suddenly, in the middle of the night, I was awaken by a sound. It was like a chant coming from another world. Actually, it was coming from my living room, but it was like if it belonged to another dimension. It was the most pure, beautiful, subtle, penetrating music I ever heard. Not a choir, not an orchestra. It was something incomparable and unique, not from this Earthly world. I felt like that music was penetrating into my brain and body, making me feel subtler and lighter, so light that I felt I wasn’t inside my body anymore. I wanted to get up to go into my living room (which was an empty, big room serving as a dance rehearsal space) to see what was going on there, but I felt like if I was chained to my bed. Actually I felt like I was going to be abducted somehow, and brought into a dimension in which everything was brighter, subtler and lighter. Then the music started fading out, and I started feeling my body again. I ran to the living room, but, of course, it was empty.
It was 3:15am. I couldn’t go back to sleep. I felt compelled to write, and so I let the inspiration flow through my hand holding the pen. Then, 15 minutes later, I was reading, amazed, the tale I had just channeled.
I started crying. In a sudden insight, I realized it was my story. In a blink I felt reconnected to my identity, to my path, to my mission. I felt a door had been opened, and that door was giving me a totally different perspective on my existence. The tale was titled “The Call of the Mountain”. It is the first of seven initiatory tales at the end of my book “The Faerie Code - A guide to the Faerie dimension and its gifts”*. If you keep reading you’ll find the link to download this tale for free.
It took years to integrate that experience. I would say that it took almost 20 years, spent searching, learning, understanding, accepting, surrendering, experiencing, sharing. During these years, I developed the feeling that it doesn’t matters whether or not we believe in the existence of Faeries. The only thing that matters is to keep ourselves open to new experiences. By deepening the understanding of how our mind works through hypnosis and neuroscience, and by learning a lot about anthropology and spiritual traditions, I realized that the most important thing is to keep our curiosity alive, and stay open to different ways of describing our perceptions, which are totally personal and relative to our personal experience.
A few months after that night, the “call of the mountains” brought me to live in the enchanted Aosta Valley, surrounded by woods, waterfalls, and… Faeries. Then, Life became more magical and also more challenging, and I went through big tests and trials which also involved my health.
Now, as I’m getting a special gift from Life, which allows me to keep sharing on this Earth the blessing I have kept receiving (I’ll share with you soon the story of my healing process), I feel that I am finally fully operational. I’m celebrating this new phase of my life by opening my door to all of you, sharing something special I started doing a few years ago, as soon as I left Italy.
When I moved to Canada in 2012, I felt called to start building Fairy Doors.
According to many traditions, a Fairy Door (or Faerie Door) helps people connect with the Invisible Realm of Faerie. They say that if you want to invite a Fairy to visit your house, you should have a Fairy Door. It seems to Faeries as an invitation.
In order to receive the Faeries’ help and favours, you don’t need to do anything specific other than just keeping a gentle, respectful and constructive attitude towards yourself and the living beings surrounding you. Faeries and other magical beings are made of a matter that is subtler than our human physical body, and that makes them much more sensitive to our mood and attitude than us humans. If you want to receive benefits from the Faerie Realm, keep cultivating self-awareness, love, respect and sense of humour. Faeries are lighter than humans, and they appreciate everything that makes one feel uplifted and enlightened.
A Fairy Door is like a door opening on the Realm of Faeries and connecting with its gifts… if you believe in the existence of Faeries. If you don’t believe in Faeries, or if you don’t know whether to believe in their existence or not, a Fairy Door is the symbol of one’s opening to the unseen side of Life and Consciousness, which actually could keep as many secrets and gifts as the Faerie World itself.
Quoting one of my favourite authors, William Shakespeare, “There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,
Than are dreamt of in your philosophy”** - Hamlet (1.5.167-8), Hamlet to Horatio
Here I’m sharing with you some pictures of the making of a Fairy Door, and, as I promised, the link to download the tale “The Call of the Mountain". Enjoy it!
The making of a Fairy Door, as well as the making of a Spiritual Portrait is a process of deep connection with myself, with the soul of the individual to whom the Door is destined and with that higher Dimension of Being which drives my existence. It is more than meditation, more than contemplation and dedication. It's something not easy to describe, but totally related with those connections enabling us to make the invisible seen, unveiling enlightening connections. There are so many things to discover in our life journey...
I wish you to be always guided and protected on your Path.
**According to some editors, “philosophy” means “science” and some editors, such as Dyce, White and Rowe, choose to use "our" instead of "your", believing Hamlet is speaking in general terms about the limitations of human thought.
More pictures of the making of Faerie Doors...with my very special assistant and supervisor! Makwa (meaning "bear" in Native Algonquin language) has been adopted by us at his birth. His mom, a feral cat we were feeding, abandoned him at our door as soon as he was born. I think she gifted us with him as a present for all the food she was getting...