The Eternal Moment - All is Clear and God IS, Love IS, Beauty IS, Eternity IS!
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I came across this passage in the wonderful children's fantasy by E. Nesbit, The Enchanted Castle. At this point in the story, a moonbeam shines on a certain stone in the garden of the enchanted castle and the enchantment is broken; everything is seen clearly once again. The passage described so beautifully that eternal NOW moment with God where we experience Him and everything is so clear, so perfect, so beautiful..like you are seeing to the heart of all that is and finding HIM there, knowing that truly, all is well! Nesbit says it so well:
And then it is as though a spring were touched, a fountain of light released.
Everything changes. Or, rather, everything is revealed.
There are no more secrets.
The plan of the world seems plain, like an easy sum that one writes in big figures on a child's slate. One wonders how one can ever have wondered about anything.
Space is not; every place that one has seen or dreamed of is here.
Time is not; into this instant is crowded all that one has ever done or dreamed of doing.
It is a moment, and it is eternity.
It is the center of the universe and it is the universe itself.
The eternal light rests on and illuminates the eternal heart of things."
from The Enchanted Castle by Edith Nesbit