“The movement of the soul is an unreliable bedfellow.
The movement of the soul wants to stray from the spirit,
wants to follow a line of independence,
wants to satisfy the desires of the flesh,
wants to be answerable to no-one,
wants to be the jockey on the horse,
wants to encourage the cravings of the body.
The movement of the soul would follow the line of least resistance,
would follow in the wake of turbulence,
would follow the scent of immediate reward,
would follow the highway to gratification of the self.
The movement of the soul is not an exponent of exercise for the sake of exercise,
is not a warrior looking for a fight,
is not a worrier looking to the future,
is not a warrior looking to defend,
is not a worrier concerned with past deeds,
is not a warrior looking to overcome,
is not a worrier about accountability.
The movement of the soul is not a warrior struggling against the current of the river of life,
is not a worrier of what lies ahead as he casually floats downstream in an oarless dinghy.
The movement of the soul stands in need of guidance and direction,
of supervision and adjustment,
of responsibility and advancement.
The movement of the soul does not like a straight line,
prefers to amble and enquire,
does not mind a stumble,
does not dodge a trip wire set to harm the body.
The movement of the soul exasperates the spirit,
exasperates companions with a goal in mind,
exasperates the souls who have found a better way,
exasperates the souls who have come to appreciate the functions of the spirit.
The movement of the soul is like a ship without a rudder—
knows not where it’s going nor the path of its return;
knows not why it is going nor the feelings of dissatisfaction;
knows not the choice available nor the destiny of default.
The movement of the soul suffers and prolongs,
bears and complains,
experiences and enjoys,
returns and seeks for more.
The movement of the soul drifts within the bounds of drowsiness,
knows the stupor of both night and day,
muddles and mystifies observers of the lifestyle of the soul.
The movement of the soul can be aberrant and unfeeling,
can be trimmed and repositioned.
The movement of the soul is like a joystick in a plane—
which is all about the flaps with the ups and downs,
is not like a steering wheel within a car—
which is only concerned with steadiness and the intentness of approach.
The movement of the soul needs to assess its functioning,
its wayward dispositions,
its effects upon its residence,
its lack of goal with a far-reaching impact on the spirit the body—
and the very soul itself.
The movement of the soul needs an awareness of the second death,
the loneliness ahead if signposts are ignored,
of the ageing of the carrier,
of the death of the flesh,
of the onward journey lying in wait for an unsuspecting soul.
The movement of the soul needs to accept correction and subservience,
needs to follow the example of the spirit in maturity,
needs to adopt the spirit in its role of the mentor of the soul.
The movement of the soul should correct its figurehead of choice,
should come to understand the reins of guidance on freewill,
the reins of strategy pointing to the future of the body soul and spirit,
the reins of love as built of the threads of gossamer with
the lightest of control.
The movement of the soul is designed to have the spirit as its helpmate,
the spirit as its counsellor,
the spirit which is aware if its way home:
the spirit which will ensure a long and happy life together as a threesome of renown.
The movement of the soul seeks leadership and must settle on the best,
must have certainty of knowledge,
must have a source of wisdom,
must ensure the wellness of its being as it functions in a position of
The movement of the soul must be in relationship with God,
must set the goals accordingly,
must look to the spirit’s leading as the spirit itself is led with unity achieved.”