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Balancing on Shaky Ground

I am feeling more at home here, in Japan. With all of the unexpected changes of my last five years, as well as the recent political upheaval, my trips to Tokyo are consistency.

2PatriciaKamakuraAnother consistency - my trip to Kamakura to sit before the Diabutsu (The Great Buddha). Each time I've traveled to Tokyo, this is a sort of pilgrimage to me, where I can process events and emotions. It's also a break from the big city life. Here, in this ocean bay tourist area, there are more families and people dressed casually.

I had the good fortune of meeting some new friends. Patricia and Victor, from Mexico City, who were also headed to Kamakura. They had never been to Japan and were struggling with the strange food adventures in Tokyo, often escaping to safety of McDonalds. It's really hard to know what kind of restaurant you are standing in front of, let alone feeling confident to go in and look stupid, perhaps not being able to read a menu or order something fairly edible. (One time, I thought I was ordering grilled chicken on a stick and ended up being served boiled chicken skin on cold noodles!) So, it

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A New Perspective

1.StreetViewEach trip to Tokyo (this is number 9!) is a new experience. Some things are familiar, but much is not. I was lucky enough to have an empty seat beside me on the plane, so I arrived less wiped out than usual. In a new apartment, I'm right across the street from the Grand Hyatt Tokyo. This is where the film, "Lost in Translation" was filmed and is a magnet for the wealthy and less adventurous. Surrounded by Armani, Rolex, Starbucks, etc, I could be in any big city.

1.RoomViewMtFujiFortunately, from my window, looking the opposite direction to the west, through the skyscraper forest, I have a beautiful view of Mt. Fuji! The first time I've ever seen it - usually too much humidity in the summer air. Before I left Montana, I had been leading weekly meditations, to help people shift out of fear into more empowered ways of being. I presented the idea of 'becoming' a mountain, using breath as wind to clear cloudy thoughts, drawing strength from roots deep in a powerful Earth and vitality from the warmth of the sun. I am delighted to have Mt. Fuji, the most sacred of all Japanese mountains, as my

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Returning to Japan again!

Daeryl DaibatsuSo much is happening in the world, and strange as it may sound, I am glad to be here during these extraordinary times. I feel like everything I have been learning and practicing through many decades has brought me to a turning point. More than ever, I am grateful for the struggles I have endured and grown through. I cherish the challenges that have tested my resolve, teaching me to stay enthusiastic and empowered even as I face my darkest fears. I am recommitted to being a voice for mindful change, and a wayshower of unity and justice.

For the month of February, I will be in Tokyo, working with Synchronicity Japan. For five weeks, I will be teaching SoulShift Healing Process workshops, and doing up to 50 Clairvoyant Sessions for private clients. I am excited to revisit some favorite spots, reconnect with my helpful team at Synchronicity Japan, and open to new adventures.

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Strawberries & Meiji Temple

These "real" size strawberries were the sweetest, juiciest strawberries I’ve had since I was a kid. Not the kind that is grown so large that when you cut into them, it’s mostly tasteless white, but the red all the way through kind! And only $1.50 for a fair sized box.
Delighted, I pretty much ate the whole pack in one morning.

Next, I went on an afternoon outing to Meiji Temple in downtown Tokyo. My mission was to go somewhere green, and the old forest surrounding the Temple was perfect. I’m noticing many more foreign tourists than in other years. The dollar is strong against the yen now.

Ahhh, the wonders of technology. I wonder if these folks ever even looked at the Temple, or if they just played with their selfie sticks.
There is always something or someone amusing to watch when I wander around. I’m very much enjoying the pleasant spring weather. This is the first time it’s neither too hot and muggy, nor winter time.
Friday evening I presented an evening lecture to a group of about 40 or so. In addition to talking about the seminars I will be teaching, and doing a few

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First Day in Japan

It’s great to back in Tokyo, and have spent the first two days revisiting some of my favorite spots, getting used to the time zone, and preparing for my work.

This is one of the gates at Tokyo University. Pondering on the cross-cultural symbolism of the circle. The unity of the world, the patterns of turning, one thing leading to another, with no end.

Perhaps, I am living deeply in this cycle, as nothing in my life stays the same. An ever adjusting path and experience.
More photos to come… camera isn’t uploading properly at the moment.

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Heading to Japan

This will be trip #8 working with Synchronicity Japan in Tokyo! I’ll be there from May 16 – June 17.
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