A single drop of water is not the ocean, but it contains within itself the same qualities and attributes of that from which it comes. We are the drop of water from the ocean, an individual expression of God Himself.
Like the baby bird being pushed out of the nest. God pushes us out into life on our own so that we can make the great discovery of our true nature. It’s through our discovering that we the drop of water find our way back to the ocean from which we came. It is then that we understand how we are that reflection of God, for we know now how we are created in His image and likeness.