I suggested that we meet up with the possibility of making an essence together at a sacred place in mainland Japan. Miyuki and I discussed the possibility of travelling somewhere near Mount Fuji, which then eventually developed into facilitating a retreat together around Oshino Hakkai.
This was really exciting for me as it was the first retreat that I would be facilitating and I was doing it with my family team!
One week before our retreat began, I was on the train passing through the Nigata region. I was looking out of the train window and could see the ocean. Suddenly, I could hear the sound of Dolphins and the next day, I visited the Nigata Aquarium where I watched a Dolphin show and my Son bought a Dolphin plush toy.
Also on the day that retreat began, our designated meeting place had a Dolphin wind chime.
The Dolphin had become the official totem animal of our time together.
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