That is what I got from the experience. What I am doing have to change fundamentally. It was almost a feeling of f*** I have to start all over again. I know all this waza, but I don't have what should be at the core of it all.
I have been immediately incorporating everything I learn when I am with Dan back into the Aikido. The fit and quickness of the changes are particularly striking. Of course, it helps that I end up going "OH SH*T, my teacher has been putting this in front of me and I have been too blind, stubborn and stupid to get it....."