Soul Instrument

The physical body is the instrument of her soul and not her master.

[I dreamt up this line while imagining a flutist performing her craft.]

Published by Michael Sean Erickson

I write, act, and produce films in Los Angeles. Everything else is conjecture.

2 thoughts on “Soul Instrument

    1. When flesh endeavors to be the master of her soul, we have a perversion from the rightful order of things. Theologians would call this “sin.” Natural Law theorists would call this “unnatural.” Freudian Psychologists would call this an “illusion” or “delusion.” Jungians speak of the flesh at war with the “archetype” and, as such, doomed to self-destruction. Matthew 26:41: “Keep watch and pray that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.” The connotation here is that the flesh is forever at war with the soul. She wants to be more than soul’s instrument, or more properly she wants to be able to act free from the dictates of conscience imposed by the soul as a restraint on the flesh. Whether or not viewed in a theological, philosophical, or psychiatric context, we all know when we physically feel the urge to pursue some sort of sensual appetite that we also know to be contrary to our own good. This is the flesh trying to exert herself over the soul, and it is a battle to be waged until finally the soul and the flesh are in perfect harmonious relation with one another.

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