It is the common element of all experience.
This essence is the essence of everyone, whatever their race, age, gender, background, rich or poor; whatever their time.
Whatever they think, experience or believe, they are all conscious beings like myself, and thus share the same inner essence.
This essence is the essence of all sentient beings whatever their body, senses or nervous systems, whatever their perception of the world.
Where we differ from other creatures is not in consciousness itself, but in the picture that is painted in our consciousness.
This essence I choose to call God.