To accommodate each System of Creation God divided Its consciousness into many different Aspects. These divisions of consciousness comprise very vast Beings that we know as Elohim. The Elohim are mentioned over 2500 times in the Old Testament of the Bible. The word Elohim implies plural beings within one overall embodiment of God.
A quote from Genesis: Gen: 1:26 Then God said, Let us make man in our image, in our likeness.
What we think of as God, Creator of Heaven and Earth, are really direct Aspects of God, known as the Elohim. They are no less God, but at the same time they are not the whole of God. The Elohim oversee our System of Reality. They created it and they maintain it, with Gods direct help and input.
Christ is that Aspect of God who oversees all beings that participate in our System of Creation. (Each System of Creation has an Aspect of God a Christ who performs this task.) All beings, both in the etheric realms and the physical realms, are deeply and completely connected to Christ. This deep connection enables beings (including humans) to bridge the gap between themselves as separate individuals and the vastness and Oneness of God. On Earth and in all of the physical realms Christ personifies God and often represents God in the physical through incarnating.
All Beings in Creation are made in Gods image. What does that mean? In this instance it is not a reference to physical likeness. It is a reference to the ability to create, as God creates, but in miniature. All Beings are a reflection of God in this way. All Beings have the ability to create their own personal reality, and participate in the co-creation of mass reality. All higher dimensional beings have the ability to share consciousness and direct experience with beings that they have created through segmenting a portion of their own consciousness, just as God segmented a portion of Its consciousness to create the Elohim.