All this year I have been comparing the Master Key Experience to a Pilgrimage, specifically the Camino de Santiago de Compostela. And there is an Epilogue!
What’s an epilogue, you may ask? My computer tells me it is “a section or speech at the end of a book or play that serves as a comment on or a conclusion to what has happened.” Well, this isn’t a book or play, but I do have an epilogue.
After arriving in Santiago, many people choose to continue the walk to the ocean, heading towards Finsterre and/or Muxia – the ‘End of the Earth.’ My time in Spain was limited, or I would have undertaken this path. Instead, my daughter and I boarded a bus and made the journey in a few hours instead of a few days. Once in Finisterre, we walked to the lighthouse at the end of the world. That is when I truly felt a sense of completion and peace.
We enjoyed the ocean breeze, the seafood dinner, and I especially enjoyed the sunset cruise. Watching the sun set into the ocean at the end of our pilgrimage was magical. The next morning we caught a bus back to Santiago, then on to Porto, where we were meeting my husband.
An epilogue is also about processing the experience. I was still traveling for about 2 weeks after we finished walking, and I did take some time to reflect. But I find that I am doing the reflecting now more than I was then. Yes, I am still processing my Camino! I heard recently: “The end of the Camino is the beginning of change.”
I actually think that part of processing the Camino experience led me to the Master Key Experience. I believe I was more open to letting this new experience into my life and my heart.
Master Key Experience Epilogue
When I completed the Master Key Experience that first year, I wasn’t sure what to do. Yes, there is an opportunity to become a lifetime member, they call it Continuation. I will admit that part of the reason I chose to “Continue” as a lifetime member, was that I had already signed up for the Live Event Retreat, in Kauai. I really don’t think I knew what I was getting into!
But I’m so glad that I did. Not only did I go through some of the ongoing material (lost Master Key lessons, etc), I chose to repeat as an auditing student for a second year. I would say that I found things reading it a second time (and now a third) that seem brand new. Yet, even so, these ‘new’ revelations fit in with so much more of the material – everything reinforces everything else!
Of course I am not finished learning, not even close! But I do feel I am becoming more of who I am meant to be. I feel like I know myself a little bit better, honouring the Creative Explorer that I am. I am sharing my gifts, as with the Greatest Salesman Part 2 book study (with my good friend Day Boswell). I actually have an idea for a book (I might share a bit more about that during the next season).
And now I feel ready to be a Master Key Experience Guide. I’m sure that will be a new adventure!
master key experience as a pilgrimage
In conclusion, I want to go back to the beginning of this season, and my blog post from October 2, 2020.
According to Wikipedia, a pilgrimage is a journey or search of moral or spiritual significance.
A pilgrimage is a journey, often into an unknown or foreign place, where a person goes in search of new or expanded meaning about their self, others, nature, or a higher good, through the experience. It can lead to a personal transformation, after which the pilgrim returns to their daily life. Wikipedia
Yes, the Master Key Experience is a pilgrimage. It is a foreign place, a journey of discovery, and one does develop an expanded meaning of themselves and others through the experience. It does lead to personal transformation. And as a ‘Hero’s Journey’ the pilgrimage continues, many times over, with new lessons.
Get ready for Round 4! Buen Camino, fellow peregrino!