Just as the masculine and feminine are two unique functions and were never meant to compete or dominate one another, God and Creation are also two unique puzzle pieces that are meant to fit together to complete each other, not to compete or dominate one another. In unity consciousness, the masculine and feminine co-create together as two unique puzzle pieces that flow harmoniously as One, and similarly, the Heavenly realm, God, and the Manifested realm, Creation, co-create together as two unique puzzle pieces that flow harmoniously as One.
There is a subtle manipulation that keeps a person stuck in the pattern of duality and powerlessness though, and it comes from the belief that we, our unique Created personality (ego), is the unique puzzle piece of God, and this causes us to try to co-create with the Creation laterally, as the Creation, rather than co-creating with God vertically. God is not above or below Creation hierarchically though, it is our understanding of God that places God as the dominant being in our experience, as we have made God to be a part of creation, and not a connected partner with Creation.
For a possibility of how the serpent tricked humanity’s personality (ego) into wanting to be God:
Genesis 3: 4-5
“You will not certainly die,” the serpent said to the woman. “For God knows that when you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”
Our ego (3rd chakra) was meant to be our individuated personality that expresses God through us, but it has instead taken on the role of God, making both God and Creation the same thing. When God and Creation are the same, our true connection to God Source is severed, causing us to relate to each other laterally as competitors, which leads to a conflict over who gets to be God and who gets to be the Creation; thus a power struggle, with all of the associated manipulations, pain, and suffering, rages on.
For the consequences of exchanging Source Creator for the Creation:
Romans 1: 21-25
“For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like a mortal human being and birds and animals and reptiles. Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. They exchanged the truth about God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator—who is forever praised.”
Instead of experiencing an unlimited manifesting potential, through partnering with the infinite energy of God Source, the dualistic and fragmented Creation has chosen to feed off of one another as rulers (or lords) and slaves, where they literally consume and devour one another through their sameness and competition to be God. However, when God and Creation are in harmony together, the Creation pulls in infinite potential energy from God Source for their unique individuated personality’s creative choices and endeavors, never needing to project, blame, or consume other unique individuated personalities in any way.
A unique individuated personality who has partnered with God as a co-creator, is a sovereign being who is always safe and free to be and act; fully understanding their unique role in the overall mosaic of Creation and Creator, and experiencing the full support of unlimited potential and manifested reality married as One.