Similarly, the Self (God) is there whether you search for it or not. Just as the woman felt fulfilled as if regaining the lost necklace were something new, so also the removal of ignorance and the cessation of false identification with the mind and body reveal the Self which is eternally existing. This is called Self-realization, enlightenment, liberation, etc. But realization is not new. It amounts to elimination of ignorance and nothing more. There can be no liberation without bondage, and the truth is you are always free.
You already are what you seek.