Does the wave need to wait to become Ocean? Does the wave need a special experience to become or realize Ocean? Is the wave "not there yet"? Does the wave have just an intellectual understanding of Ocean?
It is only Ocean, taking itself to be just a wave, which leads to the notion that something must be done, some liberation must be found, to free itself from wave-ness. Yet what can Ocean do, to become free of wave?
Ocean, in taking itself to be wave, searches for some special experience, some validating insight - it is searching for Ocean while all the while it IS already Ocean.
How to make the Ocean know itself AS Ocean?
The only thing that can be done is for Ocean to give up the idea that it is wave. To see through the relative perspective which has been given a name - "Wave". To see through the form as Absolute.
We can only describe Ocean by pointing TO the wave - by pointing TO Ocean's expressions, it's manifestations. Because Ocean cannot be defined any other way, except to say that it is the essence of all that appears. It's then just another abstract concept. Yet Ocean cannot be confined or defined by the name and form "Wave", however "Wave" IS Ocean in expression.
As such, YOU are that Oneness, that essence - yet in taking yourself to be just this limited expression, just this name and form, you limit yourself TO that expression, then look for a way out, look FOR that Oneness. Just as the Wave, as this limited form you will never find what you are seeking.
Oneness or Essence can only give up that idea of "individuality". But even if it doesn't, is it ever anything but that Oneness anyway? Even if Ocean never gives up on the idea of itself as Wave, nothing is lost - nothing is wrong. There is simply an incorrect idea about itself - due to taking itself to be the particular, the wave.
Either seriously question the idea of "individuality" or let that individuality be as it is. The suffering is only due to this false idea - why make suffering worse because you believe "I'm not there yet"?
You ARE THERE - you have NEVER been anything but THAT - only you don't know it because you take yourself to be just a Wave. Know it and be done. Or don't. Either way it's irrelevant, as the idea "Wave" cannot truly ever limit or bind Ocean.