Change of thought or change of mind may have some renewing effect upon the life, but the inner glow of joy or love will make for a new mind, and a new consciousness of life in a way that could never be attained by man's mentality alone. I believe that music may be used not only for the healing of the body, but also for the regeneration of the mind. Music comes nearer to the heart side of life than do any of the other arts, and for this reason its influence is greater. There is something else to be taken into consideration concerning the fact that we hear more than ten octaves of sound while seeing less than one octave of colour. This would apparently show a greater development through our hearing than through our seeing. That colour has to play an important part in the healing of the sick there can be little doubt, although, at present, its influence is secondary to that of sound.
Eventually it may be proved that there are as many octaves of colour as there are octaves of sound, and, in the process of time, new octaves of sound and colour will be disclosed to man, but this will only come to pass when man becomes far more highly developed than he is at present. The more progress he makes in the evolution of his own life, the more will he become attuned to all the voices of nature. With the unfolding of his own nature there will come an ever new and ever unfolding development in the harmonies of colour and sound. All nature will respond to him, will sing him new songs, and paint him new scenes with music and colour; in other words, this whole world in which we live is not yet fully created, but is rather in the process of creation. God is using man to create a new earth that will truly represent the heaven that lives in man's highest or spiritual consciousness, for "eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither hath entered into the heart of man" a conception of the glories that God has prepared for him, but that glory has to be worked for before it can be entered into and appreciated.
"There's music in the sighing of a reed, There's music in the gushing of a rill,
There's music in all things, if men had ears; Then earth is but the echo of the spheres."
We are all engaged, whether we know it or not, in working out our own salvation. We have been provided with a soul to feel, a mind to think, and a body to act with; but only as we use our souls, our minds, and our bodies may it in all truth be said that we are working out a full and complete salvation. Perhaps we know something of the melody of life, but we do not yet understand the rhythm and harmony of it in the sense that we shall some day; for we have hardly yet begun to enter into the joys and beauties of life that will eventually be revealed to the dwellers upon this earth..