Ellen Rowland is finding depth, purpose, and joy in freeing both learning and spirituality from the bonds of obligation. I grew up with two imposed givens —education and religion. Education happened in school, a place I was obliged to go Monday through Friday to learn things that didn’t necessarily interest me. Religion, reserved for Sundays, was fortified and demonstrated by my family’s regular attendance at church and rewarded with warm donuts and scalding coffee served in Styrofoam cups in the community hall. We usually skipped that part in order to be the first to get out of the parking...Read More
Author: Ellen Rowland
The Braided Way is a framework to see every faith tradition as a strand, braided into a larger whole of spiritual awareness. In the Braided Way, combining spiritual practice from various faiths allow us to explore sacred experience and wonder in forms that resonate with our personal spiritual needs and sacred intuitions. In today’s culture, many people shun religious dogma, but yearn for spiritual connection. The Braided Way allows the ceremonies and practices of multiple faiths to be available without the confinements of cultural dogma.