Thank you for your great question! 🙂
In spirituality, everything is about consciousness, awareness. As your awareness, so your experience. From the physical perspective we are taught to separate things, to believe that “analysis” is the way to know and to understand and we perceive things in that way.
In the subtle realm, time dos not exist. Therefore, distance does not exist, but there is movement. 🙂 The same thing happens when we talk about the soul being “located” in the middle of the forehead. We talk about location when the soul is immaterial. “Location” is non existent for a soul. When we say “here” the reference point is our physicality. We are trapped in that.
Because the soul always exists; the subtle body always exists as well, so there is a relationship BUT THERE IS NO DISTANCE. NO SEPARATION. We only “see” distance when trapped in the physical realm, in the world of analysis and intellectual limitations.
So to answer your question is a “yes” the body of light requires the soul to be active… and a “no.” the body of light does not require the soul to be active. 🙂
All we need to understand is that there is no separation between them, no distance unless we want to “see that.” 🙂
As you can “see,” all depends on your awareness and understanding.