Julian of Norwich - He shewed me a little thing, the quantity of an hazel-nut
Type of Spiritual Experience
To explain this we need simply to remember the following, and if you don’t understand this then think small and software and atom.
Auguries of Innocence - William Blake
To see a world in a grain of sand,
And a heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand,
And eternity in an hour.
A description of the experience
Julian of Norwich – Revelations of Divine Love
Also in this He shewed me a little thing, the quantity of an hazel-nut, in the palm of my hand; and it was as round as a ball.
I looked thereupon with eye of my understanding, and thought: What may this be?
And it was answered gently thus: It is all that is made.
I marvelled how it might last, for methought it might suddenly have fallen to naught for little[ness].
And I was answered in my understanding: It lasteth, and ever shall [last] for that God loveth it.