Creating is a godly quality. The Gods create – it’s the first sentence in Genesis:

“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” (Genesis 1:1)

“And then the Lord said: Let us go down. And they went down at the beginning, and they, that is the Gods, organized and formed the heavens and the earth.” (Abraham 4:1)

It’s not a passive thing, this creating – and we all create – we find joy in creating things. We can create good things and unfortunately we can also create messes. We can even do the opposite of create — destroy things.

In fact, everyone is creative and we all have an innate desire to create something. It’s not just about art. I think it’s in our spiritual DNA.

Of course, you could choose to create chaos. Even though it appears in the scriptures that God occasionally creates chaos in the form of floods, earthquakes, and other disasters, I believe that God withholds his spirit and that chaos then takes over. I think Satan is really the author of chaos. Or maybe matter naturally exists in a chaotic form.

The Gods create male and female in their image –God and Goddess. We mortals create male and female through the conception/birthing process.

We often have a tough time Creating Balance in our lives. But it is necessary. Even the earth is held in a delicate balance — it’s location in the universe is carefully balanced – any closer to the sun and we would burn up. All of nature thrives when in balance. And that includes the masculine and feminine. Men and women.

Life gives us many choices. And that is good. It’s God’s plan for us to have agency. They (the gods) gave Adam and Eve the tree of knowledge which provides opposites – good and evil, sickness and health, etc. And there must be opposition in all things, because we really cannot progress without this knowledge. For this is the way our father and mother in heaven progressed.

Here on earth, the fight over matriarchy and patriarchy is a continual subject. And balance is probably a better way to look at it instead of fighting for first place.

I found this great photo which visually explains how both parties must work together to achieve balance:

They are dependent on each other. And obviously this takes practice.

I believe that men and women can achieve balance. When we integrate the divine feminine with the divine masculine  – we bring in the concept of “wholeness” – Integrate means to combine with another to become whole – it is the state of being whole and undivided. The opposite is to separate. (Remember from math — integers are whole numbers, not fractions.)

The word, “integrity” also comes from this word, and when you have integrity you have wholeness — the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles; moral uprightness — the state of being whole and undivided. When something is of high integrity it is “sound” meaning whole and together – not broken.

Creating balance takes effort. The fact is that there has been a long history of the battle of the sexes – patriarchy and matriarchy. And often for good reasons. But in Zion, I believe that the masculine and feminine is balanced. And there will be no “archy” which Hugh Nibley describes as fighting to be number One.

Eve chose wisely. Adam chose wisely. Together they created balance. It’s apparent that it’s not good for man or woman to be alone. That’s one of the first topics that come up in the creation story. Adam and Eve are the perfect example. And who wants to upset this balance – Satan. And so we have a continual battle of the sexes so to speak – matriarchy vs patriarchy in this telestial kingdom.

Satan has been trying to upset this balance from the beginning and this image depicts that:

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Satan was first on the scene in the garden of Eden. And he was quite successful at separating Eve from Adam when she ate the fruit of that tree — at the moment she fell to mortality and Adam was still of the paradisiacal glory or terrestrial glory. Their bodies were vastly different. We know what it feels like to be mortal, and can only imagine how great it must be to feel immortal. Satan won the first round. But we will see how Adam chose to go with Eve.