I Was Never Adam’s Rib
How we interpret core stories molds our world.
Whether you believe in the word of the Bible or you think it is all a lot of hooey — the stories that permeate our culture, that we hear as children, that we see formed and reformulated in books, movies and on TV — these weave into powerful automatic programs in the subconscious.
So, if you enjoyed the story or not, if you believe the story or not, it still lives inside you as “how the world works.”
As such, and with all due respect to the Author, I will tell you with great confidence I was never Adam’s rib.
Aside from the very obvious that God does need matter to create matter — since matter and energy are the same at an atomic level. (If Star Trek creators can imagine energy to matter conversion than God can do it. He did not need the rib) So all that clay and rib nonsense were most likely from matter’s more limited point of view… but that aside.
Male and Female cannot be subservient to each other. One cannot be lower than or diminished as compared to the other. How do I know?
Because the universe works in equal opposites.
For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. ~Sir Isaac Newton (Third Law)
Science recognizes equal and opposite balancing forces.
Spirituality recognizes the cosmic equalizing of opposites, from the Yin-Yang symbol, to Heaven &Hell, to Shiva (matter) & Shakti (energy), to the Buddhist’s middle way.
Healing is a restoration to balance.
Chinese medicine, which has endured for centuries, is about restoring harmony inside human body through the balance of yin and yang, energy and substances, and of internal and external environments.
Would a Universe constructed of equal opposites make an oddball exception for one pair?
Alas, no… the laws of the Universe remain the same.
So in a Cosmos of equal and opposite Male and Female can only be that.
But here is where (maybe) we were caught up:
EQUAL DOES NOT MEAN THE SAME.