Not a bad outlook on god and Jesus but not quite the way we Gnostic Christians see Jesus.
You are right that it is all about looking within yourself, but in that, Jesus is to be more of a mantra than a metaphor.
Here is how the Gnostic Christian Jesus speaks in the bible.
You will never hear a preacher quote these as they want to tie you and especially your cash to them and do not want you freed from them the way Jesus wants for you.
Here is the real way to salvation that Jesus taught.
Matthew 6:22 The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light.
John 14:23 Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.
Romans 8:29 For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.
Allan Watts explain those quotes in detail.
You likely have to meditate or fast to access your brains right hemisphere but it is well worth the effort if you are one of the few who can find what Jung and Freud dubbed our Father Complex.
If the religious liars try to dissuade you, quote them the following.
Luke 11:52 Woe unto you, lawyers! for ye have taken away the key of knowledge: ye entered not in yourselves, and them that were entering in ye hindered.
Mark 7:13 Making the word of God of none effect through your tradition, which ye have delivered: and many such like things do ye.