Every so-called 'human child' that has ever been born on Planet Earth, has been, and still is, God (the Father), in the infant stage of development. I don't think you will find that statement written in any book other than "The Christ Mind". When Jesus said 'Call no man your Father upon the Earth, for one is your Father, which is in Heaven', He was telling us this very thing, but few have ever realized it to be the truth pertaining to 'mans' origin. The birth of Him who was named Jesus was no different from the birth of any other child that has ever been born! But His Mother had come to realize that man and God were One, prior to her marriage to Joseph. It was this that she taught her son from the cradle! Mary's encounter with the 'Holy Ghost', amounted to her Spiritual Rebirth! The only difference between Him, whom they named Jesus, and the rest of us, was that He was made aware of this soon after His birth. As a child, He functioned AS the Father! By the time He was 12, did He not tell His parents, 'Did ye not know that I was about my Fathers business'? (His parents failed to understand Him, but Mary remembered all that He said). Through faith in the belief that He and the Father were One, He continued to grow in wisdom and stature and in favor with God'. But at 'our' birth, we were named and made to believe that we were this 'person' 'that our parents named us, totally oblivious of the fact that we too were God individualized (or God embodied)! Consequently, we were taught how to survive and succeed as best we could as a man, as a 'human being'!
When I was introduced to Christianity, I was taught the Lords prayer. A prayer that somehow didn't exactly fit with the Church's understanding of the 'Kingdom of God'. I was led to believe, that the 'Kingdom of God', was a 'place'. A place we could only enter "after we died", and only if we had accepted Jesus as our Lord and savior. And yet the Lords prayer called for us to establish Gods Kingdom on Earth 'as it was in heaven'. I often wondered how we could do that when we had to die to get there. It was only after I learned that man and God were One and the same that I realized that this Planet was the Kingdom of God and that this awareness, was synonymous with God consciousness! The Kingdom of God was not only here on Planet Earth, it was also a state of Mind. (It was indeed 'within' us) It is a state of mind, based on faith in the belief that the "I" within us is the Father! Man is God individualized! What a revelation! We don't have to die physically to 'enter'! We only have to die to 'self'! The only way of 'establishing' Gods Kingdom on Earth is to function As God! We were not meant to 'worship' Jesus, we were meant to walk As Jesus, and we can only do that when we realize as He did, that God is also the "I" within us!
This realization did not take place the moment I saw that man and God were One! It took several years before I could 'put it together' as I have written! One does not become fully qualified at any vocation, without years of education and training. Attaining Christ consciousness is no different! But no vocation on Earth can hold a candle as it were, to one who has through faith, learned to function effectively AS the Father! And from where I sit (or stand) I know of no one that qualifies, or has ever qualified, to be considered a mature 'Christ' (One who has experienced the transfiguration!) since the Crucifixion of Him who was known to the World as Jesus of Nazareth! The Christ is not a 'specific' individual. The Christ is the 'person' of God personified. And we can only personify the 'person of God' through faith in the belief that God, (the Father), is the "I", or the I am, within us. Faith in the realization that God is the "I" within us sets in motion our Spiritual Rebirth! With out this realization no 'man' can attain the Christ Mind, no 'man' can 'enter' the Kingdom of God, or no 'man', can experience the ascension.