Another name for the ground of being is essence. Essence is thought of as the power of being, and is forever unassailable by the conscious mind. As such it remains beyond the realm of thought, preserving the need for revelation in the Christian tradition. The ground of being is empty of everything. It is an objectless, spaceless, timeless, thoughtless void. But everything that exists has come from this no-place, including you and me. This empty ground that we all emerged from is the womb of the entire universe. When something came from nothing fourteen billion years ago, the nothing didn't disappear. That unborn, unmanifest dimension is the ever-present ground out of which everything is constantly arising. The experience of meditation enables you to know this empty ground within your own self. Even in the midst of the chaotic movement of thought and feeling, you can discover a current of stillness that is the echo of the ground of being. And there is a great mystery in that current—a miraculous, enlightening depth that seems to answer all questions and relieve all doubts. Traditionally, enlightenment has been defined as this profound awakening to the ground of being—an awakening in which the seeker finds liberation through transcending the world of time and space. But in the new enlightenment, which is redefined in an evolutionary context, the discovery of this primordial ground is not an end in itself. It becomes the essential foundation from which the individual is freed to participate wholeheartedly in the evolutionary process. What arises out of that ground is an impulse to evolve, an impulse that is not separate from the explosion in motion that emerged from nothing when the universe was born. I call this the Authentic Self, and the goal of Evolutionary Enlightenment is to liberate this creative principle in human consciousness so that it can transform us and the world around us. The Ground of Physical Being in Quantum Physics When physics probes to understand the most basic constituents of matter, it reaches another boundary, a "ground" of physical being in quantum physics which is impenetrable to further probing Entering the Ground of Being: In this practice of active wisdom we contemplate the ground of being as sheer openness. We do this through emptying out the world of objects, actions, or thoughts and resting in that which remains. Sound ‘Ah’ and the white letter ‘A’ at your heart shines light out into the world then gathers the light back into itself, dissolving the universe into your body so that the universe is coterminous with your skin. Sound ‘Ah’ and the white letter ‘A’ at your heart shines light filling your body, then gathers the light back into itself dissolving your body into the white letter ‘A’ so that there is nothing in the universe except a floating while letter ‘A’. Sound ‘Ah’ and the white letter ‘A’ at the heart slowly dissolves, from the bottom feet up to the topmost point, into sheer Openness. Rest in the natural state of the mind. If thoughts or feelings arise let them pass without following them. Stay here as long as you can.It is What I see, It is Everywhere, and It Is No-Where...lol It is a joyful place to remember as all that is and all that is not. The ground of being is Love be in Joy of it.Yes be the tree, the ground, the water, air, sun and light. Be the information that becomes the tree.