The Oneness

My writing buddy, Jan Morrill, aka Gypsy/Samurai Jan, has written the next New York Times Best Seller and Tony Award winning play, Broken Dolls.   Broken Dolls is a touching, powerful story about the treatment of Japanese/Americans during World War II told through the eyes of nine year old, Sachi Kimura.  In the story, Sachi, her mother, and brother, Nobu are internees held at Rohwer, Arkansas.  

In real life, George Takei (Mr. Sulu on Star Trek) was interned at Rowher.

George Takei

Universe works her magic in strange and mysterious ways.  When Jan heard that Mr. Takei was performing with the Little Rock Symphony last weekend, she immediately took this as a sign to meet Mr. Takei and speak to him about Broken Dolls.  She invited me to come along for the adventure.
Alas, even though George stood only three feet away of us, Jan wasn’t able to talk to him.  But.  Do not despair. Jan’s bold energy surrounded George Takei and set into motion a series of events that must manifest.  It’s called the Law of Attraction.  Only positive things will come from this back yard meeting.
Now for the rest of the story:
When I was in elementary school and junior high, I played the violin in the school’s orchestra.  I was also a member of the Fayetteville High School A Cappella choir and performed in many concerts. I’m an actress as well. (Hard to believe I’m a drama queen, isn’t it?)  I majored in drama at the University of Arkansas and acted in several school plays as well as the Rogers Little Theatre.  It had been quite awhile however since I attended any kind of a performance and years since hearing a symphony. 
I had forgotten the excitement.
I had forgotten the power of a collective consciousness.
Back stage at a play is chaos—makeup, costumes, runaway nerves, high energy straining at the reins to break loose and manifest.  The heavy curtains shut the audience off from this corralled wildness.  Everything seems calm out front but back stage actors run amok.  
Until . . .
The director speaks.
The overture begins.
Actors settle. Calmness seeps through every pore and melts the panic. Magic happens. An unexplainable yet wonderful Oneness unites everyone into a collective consciousness aimed at giving the best performance possible.
Before a symphony, the Wood-Winds tune up, the Strings run scales, drums emit a low thunder, horns blare, the four-hundred person chorus files in, laughter, noise. Mass confusion reigns.
Until . . .
The Conductor steps onto the podium.
The silence is deafening.
Every eye is trained on one person.  The baton he holds becomes a magic wand that unites hundreds of people into one collective consciousness working toward the same goal.  
The result is overwhelming.
This Oneness happens in sports as well.  Ever watch a football team warm up?  Men running everywhere.  No rhyme or reason to what they’re doing.  Confusion.
Until . . .
The Quarterback brings them to the line of scrimmage.
The Oneness takes over.   
The power of a collective consciousness is overwhelming.  Think of the possibilities.  If for one second, every mind united and concentrated all energy toward the same goal, sickness could be healed, famine destroyed, struggle and strife, gone.  Peace and love would rule.  
It would only take one second to change the world into paradise.  One second!
Maybe that’s why plays, symphonies, sports, and the like attract so many people.  Subconsciously we are looking for that director, quarterback, or conductor.  After all, it’s only natural.  


            We were created by a supreme Oneness.

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12 Responses to The Oneness

  1. Jim Burkett says:

    What a day that would be…The world all in tune at one time….oneness….That would be defining.

  2. Madison Woods says:

    An awesome concept Ruth, thanks for writing about it. I believe!

  3. Another beautiful post, Ruth.

  4. Ruth says:

    Good to hear from you, bro! Love your comment. Always knew you're deeper than what people know.

  5. Ruth says:

    Madison, love hearing from another believer that "gets" me. Thanks for your comment.

  6. Ruth says:

    Thanks, Pam. You set the bar high.

  7. Jan Morrill says:

    Ruth, not sure how I missed this, but I did, until now. Guess if I don't look at Facebook at just the right time, I miss a lot.What a special and wonderful post. I can't tell you how much it meant to me to share that day, that energy with you! It means a lot to have friends like you to share this writerly path!

  8. mgmillerbooks says:

    Oh, awesome post. But you a drama queen? Never. Ha. I performed in the orchestra as well for many years, and although I don't get to see it as much as I'd like to anymore, there's hardly anything more thrilling to me than seeing all those violin bows shoot up at the same time in . . . 'oneness'.

  9. Beautiful post, Ruth. I enjoyed it very much. You are an extremely talented writer.Brenda

  10. Ruth says:

    You and I have shared alot of magical moments, but there are tons more to come!

  11. Ruth says:

    I know it very hard to believe that I am a drama queen. I'm so reserved and all. But tis' true. I get chill bumps when I see the "up bows" on the violins at the same time. Love that kind of stuff.

  12. Ruth says:

    Thanks Brenda!

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