And then our Lord opened my spiritual eye and showed me my soul in the midst of my heart.

I saw the soul so large as it were an endless world, and as it were a blissful kingdom. And by the conditions that I saw therein I understood that it is a worshipful city.

In the midst of that city sits our Lord Jesus, God and Man, a fair person of large stature, highest bishop, most majestic king, most worshipful Lord. And I saw Him clad majestically.

And worshipfully He sits in the soul, straight-set in peace and rest.

And the Godhead rules and sustains heaven and earth and all that is – sovereign Might, sovereign Wisdom, and sovereign Goodness – but the place that Jesus takes in our soul He shall never remove….

For in us is His homeliest home and His endless dwelling.

And in this sight He showed the satisfaction that He has in the making of man’s Soul.

[…]The blessed Trinity enjoys without end in the making of man’s soul. For He saw from without beginning what should please Him without end.

[…] Our soul may never have rest in things that are beneath itself. And when it comes above all creatures into the self, yet may it not abide in the beholding of its self, but all the beholding is blissfully set in God who is the Maker dwelling therein.

For in man’s Soul is God’s very dwelling; and the highest light and the brightest shining of the city is the glorious love of our Lord, as to my sight.

And what may make us more to enjoy in God than to see in Him that He enjoys in the highest of all His works?

For I saw…that if the blessed Trinity might have made man’s soul any better, any fairer, any nobler than it was made, He should not have been full pleased with the making of man’s soul.

And He wills that our hearts be mightily raised above the deepness of the earth and all vain sorrows, and rejoice in Him.

Julian of Norwich (1342-1416): Showings, ch. 67.