There is absolutely no difference between God and us. God has made Himself into all that exists. He has become us in order to act, in order to know His bliss and in order to enjoy the play of consciousness. God is consciousness and it is this consciousness that is fully revealed in the Guru, the enlightened master. This consciousness is the same consciousness that is our awareness. It has become our bodies, our minds, our feelings as it remains always the transcendent absolute consciousness.
There is a conditioning we experience that tells us we cannot be God. We think that we are not worthy of that. But the reality is that God is all that exists. Everything in this creation, the rock, the plant, the animal, humans and angels are fully God. Some experience sleep consciousness, as does the rock. Some experience dream consciousness, as do the plants. Some experience waking consciousness, as in animals. Humans mainly experience all three of these states, but humans are capable of fully knowing that they are God and experiencing the state of turiya – transcendental, bliss consciousness. This is enlightenment.
When we understand that God has become everything and God is all that exists, we open to the possibility that we will experience that state of unity where we know our divinity, we know that all that exists is Brahman. When we release our feeling of insufficiency, worthlessness and ideas that we are sinners, we open to enlightenment. We do not need to fix ourselves or change. We only need to open to reality, to realize what we truly are; God. God, Guru and Self are one. There is not the slightest difference.