To move away from our daily routine. To take time out from our regular life to meditate, reflect, or contemplate our own mind, or life, from a distance. A sanctuary that soothes the soul. Cutting ourself off from our usual securities or "props," in the form of land location, people, or habitual patterns. Being with ourselves without fear of what may arise, in our mind or emotions. The soul's time to assess; stocktaking; a spiritual check-up to nourish and renew ourselves. Going away from everything ... maybe in the form of a solitudinal rest ... away from all civilized stimulation, thus enabling personality overlays to dissolve. Overlays from relationships, business, or our reaction to life, that keep us from touching into and manifesting our true essence.
The above text is an abridged version taken from The Guide to the Dolphin Divination Cards by Nancy Clemens