My manager first met Jane Burgoyne when she made an appointment to have a personal meeting with her. After the meeting she asked Jane to give a lecture at her company and I attended. I found Jane’s lecture both interesting and challenging, as I did not have any prior knowledge or awareness of the mind. I had read many books about the capacity of the brain, and found it fascinating; however, after listening to Jane I realised I did not know much about the mind and consciousness. I had thought the word ‘mind’ was all about my thoughts and this was the first time I was exposed to any awareness of the mind and consciousness. Whilst I listened to Jane, I became aware of my limited perception about the inbuilt activity of the mind, and it became very obvious that I had much to learn. Jane demonstrated her ability, to connect with another awareness, by giving everyone greater understanding of their personal abilities, and characteristics of their personality. I realised, from what she said to me she had an understanding of me, even though she had never met me before this.
Jane’s lecture stirred a lot of interest in the office, and my manager suggested that we should all make an appointment with Jane. For various reasons, I was not interested in having a personal meeting; I tend to be a person who does not reveal much of myself to others, and I found the thought of having a private meeting quite invasive. But by the end of the following week I was the only one who had not gone to see Jane, even though everyone was urging me to go. As I am not good at doing anything I do not want to do, or participate in doing something that I do not understand, I avoided going.
Eventually, I was the only person in the office not willing to make an appointment, but I began to feel awkward about my stubbornness. In my understanding, I could not comprehend how someone would be able to have a more complete awareness of myself, than me; so I had to think of how I could have this personal meeting without being false to myself. The idea I came up with was to have a meeting, as it would give me the opportunity to prove that her ability (which was incomprehensible to me) would simply not be able to withstand my closer scrutiny. I was convinced it would be impossible to know anything about another individual’s past or future, so I reasoned to myself that going would give me an excellent opportunity to prove my point!
When I arrived at Jane’s house I was very confident, because I was on a mission to attempt to invalidate her inexplicable ability. I had arrived early, so when Jane opened the front door she asked me to go for a walk, as she was still busy working with someone else. After strolling around for quite some time I returned, and this time the previous person was leaving just as I entered the foyer. Jane showed me into a large room and offered me a cup of tea, and she asked me to remain silent as I drank it. I am never too thrilled about being told what to do; first I was asked to go for a walk, and then to sit quietly whilst I drank my tea!! My motive for going was to prove my point to both myself and the people at the office, so I was eager to proceed. It did not even occur to me that Jane probably needed a short break, before starting to talk with me.
When Jane began my session, she was quiet for what seemed to be a very long time. Then she said ‘This is strange, I can’t see anything – you have put a protective veil around you, and you are hiding behind it.’ I immediately thought, aha I was right, it is impossible to know specific details about a person you are not acquainted with! Finally Jane begun to talk, very slowly to start with, and from then on there was no misunderstanding what Jane had to say, and no distrusting her on my part. I then just knew that Jane was an extraordinary person, and that I could totally trust her. All of a sudden it felt like I was given all the pieces to the jigsaw puzzle that was my life. I seemed to have it all placed in front of me with the pieces right side up, and this made it possible to see how every aspect of my life was interwoven. I was given greater clarity of my personality, and also about many different situations that I had experienced; because of this I was now able to understand myself in a more balanced and reasonable way.
Jane also told me about future situations and the different people I would meet that were of some importance; although her awareness about the future could not yet be proven, I no longer doubted the accuracy of Jane’s ability to be aware of future events. During the following years, there would be many times I found myself in different situations, and suddenly realise that Jane had already told me something about it.
While listening to Jane, I was absolutely unaware of time passing; it was as if time had stopped, or never even existed during this meeting. I was totally engrossed in trying to absorb and comprehend everything Jane was revealing to me, and when Jane had eventually finished, we were both surprised to notice that daylight was fading. A personal meeting with Jane normally lasted an hour to an hour and a half, by now I had been listening to Jane for more than four hours, and we both needed another cup of tea. When I eventually left Jane’s house, I slowly closed the front door behind me; my past now seemed quite different to how I had previously perceived it, and my future appeared to have numerous possibilities that I had not been aware of.
I had been sailing around the world with my husband, on our yacht ‘Batseba,’ which was named in Sweden by the original owner; as we are both Swedish we thought that we would eventually return there to live. We only had a temporary visa to be in New Zealand to refit ‘ Batseba,’ but according to Jane, I would have the opportunity to stay in New Zealand; so this is what I was contemplating on whilst driving home, and I was still amazed by what had just happened.