Ground of Being

“Remember at all times what is coming to be and passing away, and focus on that which abides.”

—Ralph Blum, The Book of Runes

The Wizard’s Reflection

Grounding Into the Obvious

To ground into our being is the most basic choice we can make. While it is a choice, it is not an act of will exactly. Grounding into our being is akin to relaxing, to letting go, a not-doing. Our being is one of the most obvious aspects of our experience and it holds a powerful key to navigating life. When we are grounded in our being, we are in touch with the simple silence of the mountain.

Perceiving from this ground, we can see life in the most simple, obvious, and practical of terms. Taking action from this ground is to answer the question, “what is the next most obvious thing to do?” While our long-term and grand designs may require complex and manifold to-do lists branching out through time, in the moment of being, we are only ever able to take the next step.

Suggested Divination Meanings

What is so obvious it is being missed?

What power is available which can only be tapped into by letting go?

How can I be more present to the situation at hand?

How can I be more grounded in my life?

In what way can not acting bring about beneficial change?

How can I expand my sense of self?

How can I allow the whole to support me?

In what way can I take time to commune with nature and the cosmos?

How can I better align with natural energies?

What is nature trying to reveal to me in its stillness?