Julian of Norwich - And in this [moment] all my pain was suddenly taken from me
Type of Spiritual Experience
She occasionally receives relief from the pain, which of course doctors today would say is caused by endophin release and I would say endorphins are the chemical carriers of spiritual functions - pain relief is a function.
Nice to know that her religious helpers were so full of the teachings of Jesus 'Then came a Religious person to me and asked me how I fared. I said I had raved to-day. And he laughed loud and heartily.' Sorry, cynicism crept in here.
A description of the experience
Julian of Norwich – Revelations of Divine Love
AND after this the good Lord shewed the Sixteenth [Revelation] on the night following, as I shall tell after: which Sixteenth was conclusion and confirmation to all Fifteen.
But first me behoveth to tell you as anent my feebleness, wretchedness and blindness. — I have said in the beginning: And in this [moment] all my pain was suddenly taken from me: of which pain I had no grief nor distress as long as the Fifteen Shewings lasted following. And at the end all was close, and I saw no more. And soon I felt that I should live and languish; and anon my sickness came again: first in my head with a sound and a din, and suddenly all my body was fulfilled with sickness like as it was afore. And I was as barren and as dry as [if] I never had comfort but little.
And as a wretched creature I moaned and cried for feeling of my bodily pains and for failing of comfort, spiritual and bodily. Then came a Religious person to me and asked me how I fared. I said I had raved to-day. And he laughed loud and heartily.