…all this living mortal clay
Is seized and in a swift and fiery flood
Of touches shaped by a Harmonist unseen.
A new sight comes, new voices in us form
A body of the music of the Gods. …
The Spirit who had hidden in Nature soared
Out of his luminous nest within the worlds:
Like a vast fire it climbed the skies of night. …
As in a choric robe of unheard sounds
A Force descended trailing endless lights; …
It sank into her soul and she was changed.
BOOK 9, CANTO 1: Towards the Black Void
Here the harmonizing work of the spirit shaping “all this living mortal clay” is described and experienced as touching and opening the soul.
For all problems of existence are essentially problems of harmony. They arise from the perception of an unsolved discord and the instinct of an undiscovered agreement or unity. To rest content with an unsolved discord is possible for the practical and more animal part of man, but impossible for his fully awakened mind, and usually even his practical parts only escape from the general necessity either by shutting out the problem or by accepting a rough, utilitarian and unillumined compromise. For essentially, all Nature seeks a harmony, life and matter in their own sphere as much as mind in the arrangement of its perceptions.
This manifestation of beauty and harmony is part of the Divine realisation upon earth, perhaps even its greatest part.