I was born Catherine Mary Ward on September 21, 1955 at 8:10 in the morning on the last day of summer. The Sun was on the cusp between Virgo and Libra - Libra is also my Rising Sign. My mom says that she was in labor for less than one hour and that I didn't cry at my birth. I don't have a single memory of the event - in fact, I don't have any memories until shortly before my fifth birthday! Go figure... it's a mystery where I was in those early years!
My first teacher was my grandmother, Emily Ofiesh, the wife of an Eastern Orthodox priest. As a child, who saw Auras and Angels, I found refuge in the open warmth of her spirituality and the depth of her healing powers. Then in the 1974, while attending Slippery Rock University as a philosophy student, I met my mentor, Buff Dickson. From her kitchen table, Buff shared with me her wonderful sense of humor mixed together with her vast knowledge of dreams, cards and crystals. Without question, Buff was truly the spark that lit my passion for the Tarot.
So in a very real sense, I've been a student of the powerful energy currents of the Tarot my entire life. Moreover, I have been reading cards for others since 1988. As a result of my dedicated service and study of Tarot, including Karmic Spreads, Past Life Regression, Tarot Pathworking, and Qabalah -The Tree of Life, I have attained the Master level of Tarotology.
My interest in Dreamwork began as a child who was mesmerized by the stories of Daniel in the Bible. Today, my knowledge of dreams and their symbolic meaning encompasses over thirty-five years of intensive exploration into Jungian Archetypes, Aboriginal Dreamtime, Animal Totems, Shamanism, and the ancient religions and philosophies of the world.
Over the past three decades, I have worked extensively with ACIM-based Healing, Angel Light Healing, Basalt & Marble Stone Therapy, Hands-on Healing, Heart Chakra "Singing" Crystal Bowl Healing, Kahuna Healing, Kundalini Yoga, Past Life Therapy, Polarity Balancing, Reiki ~ First, Second and Third Degree, Shaking Medicine, Sound Healing and Tai Chi. I use all of these modalities in my Healing Sessions.
Finally, during a journey to Sedona and the Grand Canyon in the Fall of 2003, I chose to acknowledge my birthright and to honor my true path as a Spiritual Healer by founding Safe Harbor Center for Spiritual Healing.