Why not turn to the master of fairy tales and read Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales? Consider, for example, "The Nightingale" in which a Chinese emporor, upon first hearing a tiny grey nightingale's song, finds tears in his eyes, but he is later seduced by a tiny jeweled mechanical nightingale sent to him by the Emperor of Japan.
Or, in "The Goblin and the Huckster," a poor student's open book reveals unguessed-at wealth of spirit:
A mighty power surged around him, such as we feel when the Almighty moves over the face of the rolling waters in a storm, and he burst into tears.
Supernatural forces, then, can be either external or internal. Moreover, the possibilities are endless for how they are manifested.