“You are God Itself. Now, that is the first time that we have been quite so bold. It is the first time that we have described you as that which is God. This can only mean that what you are in your essence, in your essential being, is God Himself.” (“The Way of Transformation,” The Way of Mastery, Chapter 16, Page 188)
What this quotation is saying is that the All, everything, is composed of “God-stuff.” There is no energy that exists except the essence of God, and He created children from that Essence that are differentiated out of His very being. We are those children.
There are differences, of course, starting with the fact that we are finite and lack full knowledge. We could not live if we knew it all, because our mind would act like a computer drive that has had too much data stored in it (an analogy from A Course of Love). We have also “fallen,” in that we made an ego that has separated us from God—or so we thought. We could not actually separate from Him, for we are part of Him, part of His essence.
When we return to God, to know it, we will be in a position to partake more of His very essence. Our benefits will be great, for love and loving will be the way we live. Love is God, as we know. But God is not an emotion, and so by this statement we mean something grander than the emotion of love. We draw sustenance from Love (something that remains a mystery), for when we forgive completely, we know that we are safe in His arms (we know this from A Course in Miracles, which stresses forgiveness as our great need).
And when we have walked the whole way back to God, we will then know that there is really nothing to forgive. The dream is over, the reality is in full sway now.
Love is the way we walk in peace.