We are not beings for ourselves. We are but agents of that which is beyond us.
Yet we must be free-thinking, independent beings—because to represent the One Above, we must have our own will and our own sense of being as the One does.
And if you should say, “But this is an impossibility! Two opposites in a single being!”
Yes, you are correct, it is an impossible paradox without resolution.
Which is why this renders us representatives of the Impossible One Above.