What keeps us from functioning As the Father, is the belief that we have being of ourselves. Each of us is but a wave in the Ocean of life ~ a branch of the Vine. Life is synonymous with the Universal mind ~ the Mind of God. We don't have to learn to 'become' God; we have but to realize that we already are that! What He is ~ is what we are! He made us in His image and likeness; it is this that the World is not fully aware of! What we may have become, is not because of what we are, but because we are unaware of what we are! No matter what sort of 'person' we might have become, we are never less than Him who is perfect! And how can we KNOW that we are the presence of the Omnipresence? Through faith in the belief that He is the "I" within us ~ we can come to Know it! He who was known as Jesus, said "I" and my Father (God) are One. He demonstrated His relationship to God as no other man has ever done. He also said, I am the Vine ~ ye are the branches! Either we accept Him as an example of what a 'man' is, or perish by our own hand!
Suppose that everyone on Earth spoke the English language. No matter what name our parents might have named us, we would all proclaim our relationship to our Source (to God) when introducing ourselves ~ as we say Hello, I am (or) I am known as! We must accept the Source as being our reality, for who has ever played any role in his/her coming into being? When Jesus asked His disciples 'But whom say ye that I am', Peter replied, 'Thou art the Christ ~ the son of the living God'. And when Jesus replied 'and upon this rock (this Truth) I will build my Church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it', he was basically saying that God is mans reality; but the disciples failed to realize it. And when Jesus said (in Matthew 24-23), 'Then if any man should say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there ~ 'believe it not'! For many shall come in my name saying I am Christ, and shall deceive many'! The Christ, is not a 'specific' individual! The Christ is the 'person' of God personified! And we cannot personify the person of God except we be 'born again' ~ except we have experienced the Spiritual Rebirth!
Men (in their John ~ Jane Doe identity) can follow the teachings of Jesus to the letter. They can pray, meditate and chant till the moon turns to green cheese. They can practice 'being' God all their lives, but they can NEVER attain the consciousness in which Jesus functioned, until they die to self! And they can only die to self when they see and acknowledge God as their reality ~ as their true identity! Only as they function AS God (as the Father) can they 'enter' the Kingdom of God (can they attain God consciousness) Until they consciously choose to die to self, they can in no way 'enter' the Kingdom of God, for the Kingdom of God is not a 'specific place'! It is a STATE OF MIND! A state of KNOWING that God is the "I" within us! Then we will realize that the Entire Universe is the Kingdom of God! So long as we believe 'we' have being apart from Him, we cannot 'enter'!
For God is a jealous God. He will not share His glory with another! (Isaiah: 42-8)