Soul Mirror Tips
>> I would appreciate anyone's feedback on which element lust would belong to? <<
This would be impossible for anyone but you to say, if your question is in relation to your soul mirror. In that context, "lust" is too broad a category for someone else to say which Element within *you* it pertains to. These really are the sort of discernments we must make for ourselves, based upon our own personal manifestation of each character trait.
In general however, lust is associated with the Element Fire in that it usually manifests as a passionate force. But lust can be Watery, Airy and even Earthy too. ;-)
What Element does your instinct tell you to associate? With the soul mirror work, this is usually the best guide for assigning your character traits to the Elements.
With the second of the many soul mirrors that I've erected over the years, I decided to try an experiment. The process of assigning the traits to the Elements in my first mirror was arduous, so I decided to approach it differently. This time I just assigned them as my immediate gut instinct told me, without those hours of pondering and indecision. ;-) I wrote these assignments down (it took all of 5 minutes) and set them aside. A few days later, I picked up my list of unassigned traits again and began the process of puzzling each assignment out the hard way that I had during my first mirror. This list (which took a couple of days) was a bit different than my 5-minute instinctive list. I employed the labor intensive list for my work of character transformation and as usual I ended up changing some of my Elemental assignments. In the end, my labor intensive assignments ended up evolving into a closer match to my 5-minute list than to my original labor intensive list! In other words, my instinctual list was ultimately more accurate than the list I had sweated over. It wasn't perfect, but it was better!
Granted, I had, by that time, a greater understanding of the Elements than when I did my first mirror, but even so, this may be as good a place to start as any. Once you've developed your instinctual assignments to the Elements, go back and examine them rationally. And then of course, as you work with them and begin the process of self-change, you will understand their Elemental assignments much better. This, ultimately, is where your Elemental assignments receive their final refinement -- in the process of self-change.
My best to you,
:) Rawn Clark
22 May 2002