Telling someone that his or her life is whatever fate has in store for them is one thing. Now try telling them that they had a hand in designing that fate. With a strong belief in a higher power and faith in her place in life is how Catharine shows her perspective of life. Karma, reincarnation and a refusal to use words like coincidence or accident are the basis of this belief system she has acquired for herself. 8-8-88 Symbols of a Life Path is a liberal dose of spiritualism mixed with conservative common sense. Being a Libra, Catharine shows her natural urge to balance the two.
8-8-88 Symbols of a Life Path has so many meanings to the author as she explains how she advanced her spiritual sense because of these symbols she recognized. These were obvious symbols in her life path that only confirmed her beliefs. A couple of predictions from a psychic were only a fun thing tried a few times for entertainment purpose only. Then the predictions fulfilled themselves and the symbols thought of, as a coincidence became reality. When someone shows you your life chart and suddenly it becomes fulfilled to the last detail you tend to pay attention to the signs along the way. Now whose reality does she see and how does she base that perception?
Catharine takes a look at the possibilities that may be behind the symbols she has been shown and the probability that she placed them there to help her see that karmic trail she must follow. A third child a dozen years after her second and a series of medical problems including cervical cancer were seen as symbols to Catharine. To look at these changes in a sense of them being a burden or a misfortune is to limiting a thought for her. The symbols in her life path were put there because of the way they needed to shape her life. We all have a purpose and a time for everything we do. Our guides give us symbols along the way we just need to recognize them as the signs they are. It's never about what has happened to you, it's only about how you responded to it.
Baptized and confirmed a Roman Catholic in Omaha, Nebraska, Catharine has held an array of jobs over the last twenty-five years that have helped round out her unique perspective on life. While she trained in Broadcasting like her Father before her she claims no title more dearly than that of Mother, wife, daughter, sister and friend. Although she has written countless 30 second commercial ads for radio, these pages are a first for her.
A small non-speaking role of a nurse in the movie Terms of Endearment gave Catharine a glimpse of Shirley Maclaine and her journey "Out on a Limb". It wasn't until years later that she realized this was more than just a fun thing from her college days. The pieces fell together in a pattern showing that nothing in her life was random. A look at personal and professional decisions made over the next twenty years that Catharine lays out for all others to see as her path.
This is the section where the Author tells their qualifications for writing such a book. We all have our belief system and no one can really tell you what you need as far as faith since they truly don't know your path. After a new baby and five surgeries in thirteen months time, the symbols were yelling at Catharine. These pages are filled with her perceptions on the way life, namely hers, works and she is yelling it back. There is no one else who can know the definitions of these symbols other than the one who holds them the closest. Catharine acknowledges that she had assistance with this book, but the ones who helped most are not of this earth plane anymore and have no need to share in the proceeds with her.