The mission of The Sacred Earth Institute is one of integral ecology, connecting you with your soul and to others who share our common home using the power and grace of the natural world.
We at The SEI believe in, as well as recognize, the inherent worth, dignity and intelligence of all that exists within this divinely orchestrated Universe. Therefore, we also believe that it is necessary to treat the Earth and all of her inhabitants with respect.
We believe that when we stay connected to the natural world we open ourselves to the insights and possibilities that each and every moment provides for us, allowing us to more easily connect with the ever-present love, joy, and wonder that exists in the world.
We draw upon the universal truths from indigenous peoples and the spiritual/religious traditions of the world: the law of reciprocity, peace, love, compassion, forgiveness, generosity, truth, respect, humility and that the greatest of these is love - always love.
The Sacred Earth Institute's purpose is to:
• provide learning opportunities which will connect you to the inherent power of the natural world and put you back in touch with the authenticity of your soul
• show you how to use the natural world to enhance your well-being: mind, body, soul and spirit
• celebrate and honor the cycles of our Earth, special life events, and other rites of passage through the sacredness of ceremony
• assist in balancing your environment and the mindful creation of your own personal spaces
offering a place for the sacred listening of your personal stories
Kate Trnka, founder of The Sacred Earth Institute (SEI), is an ordained minister through the Church of the Earth Nation and the Universal Life Church. She is an educator, poet and author with her Bachelor's in Education, a Master's degrees in Creative Arts in Learning and is nearing the completion of her Ph.D. in Ecopsychology.
It is our hope that this site gives you the information you need to learn more about all that The Sacred Earth Institute has to offer. It's currently a work in progress, so if you have any feedback or input, please let us know by emailing us.
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Sacred - deserving of reverence and respect, worthy of awe