Have you ever felt called to a place, a specific longitude and latitude on planet earth? Your own personal spot? That is what happened to me one day while planning my long-awaited family vacation. The vacation of a lifetime; expansive, adventuress, healing and educational: Sardinia, a land of ancient Wisdom Keepers called me to her land! The ancient Megalithic structures, Centenarians and the transparent healing waters resonated with everything I am about. Trusting my intuition, I booked the flight for the family vacation.
Sardinia is 1 of 4 of the most ancient islands on planet earth, whose tectonic plates are protected from earthquakes. This Island exists off the west coast of Southern Italy. A place less influenced by any single culture, rather multiple cultures are part of the fabric, Sardinia is home to the Sardinians. It’s an ancient culture with fewer episodes of war and conquerors than other lands of the Mediterranean. The lifestyle is close to the land, has a relaxed pace and a strong family value system.
Sardinia is considered a Blue Zone Island by some researchers, with more Centenarians per capita than other regions of the world. Its population density is low and the land is vast with rugged mountain ranges floating in a sea of transparent blue water, a grounding force of health and longevity.
In ancient times the land was rich with silver, so much so that the surface appeared to glow in some areas. What a sight it must have been for the early explorers when they came across this shiny Island. Sardinia means Sandal and is considered to have been made from the footprint of a Giant. She is home to some of the oldest megalithic structures known to man, Giants' Graves, Holy Wells, Nuraghi Temples, Towers and even Pyramids are everywhere on this island and are all perfectly aligned to Astronomical phenomena such as the Summer Solstice, the Equinoxes, the Big Dipper and the moon. The Sardinians believed in the Hermetic principle of “As above so below.” The ancient architecture reflects this connection between the cosmos and terrestrial life.
Researchers who are interested in Sardinia are skilled in archeology, astronomy, megalithic language of the stones, water and conductivity, architecture, resonance, astrology, and the healing powers of plants. Many researchers are examining Sardinia for its possible connections to Atlantis.
What prompts a pilgrimage and what causes a calling?
What sparks the direction of a journey?
For me it was family, heritage, curiosity and dreams. I followed a feeling and it led me to bliss, to connection, and spiritual cleansing for me and my family in body, mind and spirit.
Love amplified us all and left a residue of inspiration and light. I can honestly say, my kids, my husband and I highly recommend this shiny Island Sardinia, the footprint of a Giant floating in a sea of transparent water.
Karen Barbarick-Collins is a Certified Ayurvedic Technician and Registered Yoga Alliance Teacher. She is the founder of Bending Blade Healing Arts.