from "The Song of Songs" by Emil Bock:
A deeply hidden interplay exists between the soul realm and the spirit sphere. Everywhere, soul longingly seeks spirit and and is filled with bliss when it is allowed to draw close to it. This mysterious alternation of seeking and finding pervades all the kingdoms of nature and the human being. In nature, it is concealed in the miracle of the seasons: the earth seeks and finds heaven in spring and summer, and is separated from it again in autumn and winter. The seeking and finding of human beings who love one another is a revelation of the interplay between soul and spirit, holding sway in all creation. The love of the devout heart for God directly reveals this secret, but earthly love is only another aspect of the same phenomenon. In and above all earthly love, the longing, seeking, and finding can become visible which guides the soul in the spirit and thereby, in a higher form, to itself.