Karuna Reiki® 1 Class

New class to be announced in December

Karuna Reiki I Practitioner Classes
in Orange County, California

Anne Porter is a Registered Karuna Reiki® Master/Teacher by the International Center of Reiki Training

Karuna Reiki® is an advanced form of Reiki that has proven to be more powerful and also gentler than Usui or Tibetan Reiki.  As with Reiki, it taps into universal life force energy; however, it also accesses higher vibrational energies from more dimensions than Reiki.  Many practitioners and recipients of Karuna Reiki report profound experiences that lead to increased health, well-being, and clarity regarding their life purpose or mission.

Karuna Reiki® is regulated by the International Center for Reiki Training (ICRT) and taught by registered teachers.

Anne M Porter, Karuna Reiki® Master/Teacher certification number KM092106.

PREREQUISITE:  Level 3 (advanced) Reiki Practitioner


During this 1-time workshop, you will:

  • Learn the origins of Karuna Reiki® and how it is similar to and yet different from Usui and Tibetan Reiki
  • Be attuned to the 4 Karuna Reiki I symbols, which prepare the body for deep healing
  • Be guided through the process of conducting treatment sessions using the Karuna Reiki I symbols
  • Discuss Karuna Reiki guides who tend to be ascended masters, archangels, angels, saints, etc. (e.g., Jesus, Mother Mary, the apostles and saints, Kuan Yin, Krishna, Buddha)
  • Be provided with ample time to practice using your new Karuna Reiki I energy during a healing session


  • A professionally prepared 31-page manual, which is supplemental to the official manual provided by the International Center for Reiki Training (ICRT).
  • In-person instruction with time for questions.
  • Attunement to 4 Karuna Reiki I Practitioner symbols.
  • Extended time to practice your new skills.
  • A “Certificate of Completion” issued by the ICRT, which makes you eligible to become registered with the ICRT as a Karuna Reiki I Practitioner.

Please register for the class above, you will be sent an email with details.

Abundance, one of the laws of the universe.

abundance2.jpgI have recently been encountering the “abundance” card in quite a few of my daily readings for myself. This got me thinking about the law of abundance.  And my guides were encouraging me to write something about it.  Now from what I have read, the law of abundance is basically – there is plenty to go around for all who really want it.

Quote from Well Being Alignment website:

“The Law of Abundance is an abiding principle within universal laws. It is the simple fact that there is an unlimited Source of everything we need or could ever want. This great abundance is already ours, infinitely available to all of us all the time.”

That wasn’t sitting well with me.  Actually it started to bother me.  And although I know why I am receiving the abundance card, and it has nothing to do with the infinitely available abundance that is ours for the asking.  For me it has everything to do with past life issues (that topic is for another time) and I am working through those issues to release them.

No, the thing that had me bothered was – what about all of the impoverished, needy, the lonely and the hungry?  I know that they are wanting abundance.  Wouldn’t you think?

I was feeling that if I blogged about abundance and wrote about what I was reading, that all you have to do is ask and believe and you shall receive, then why, if by the grace of Source is already ours, why isn’t everyone taken care of?

I decided to take it up with my guides.  I went for one of my usual evening walks (as I have found that this is definitely a form of meditation for me and this time without my fur-baby Bailey.  She was lucky enough to go on a hike with my daughter), and I asked them to help me to understand.

Now before anyone starts chastising me with all of their philosophies on this law – I get it and I understand it and it is awesome.  But I knew there had to be more to it – there just had to be, because instinctively, intuitively, I felt I was missing a piece.

The piece I was missing my guides told me was the “giving of abundance to others”.  That by giving of oneself, our love, our compassion, our time, our energy, our thoughts and prayers, our encouragement and kindness, by giving a smile, a nod and a hello … and yes, even by giving our donations.  By the pure act of giving we are creating abundance for others, even if we are only a small portion of the abundance they are receiving – when combined together and everyone giving there IS an abundance.  And by the shear nature of the law of attraction (and yes that’s another time too), we will receive abundance back.

Abundance comes in so many forms; happiness, love, kindness, joy, enlightenment, comfort, companionship, and so on.

I felt a million times better after this message.  My guides never let me down (thank you J & M).  I have such a better understanding of what I need to do in order to receive that infinitely divine available source of abundance.  I just simply have to give, no matter how small or how big, just give.

Crystals – don’t you just love ‘em?

crystal-healing-stones (1)I am a big lover of crystals – their energy stimulates, calms and empowers me. I use them during Reiki, meditation, in circles, for readings and gridding my abode.
But did you know that when you get your beautiful, shiny (some not so shiny) new bobble of joy, that it may not be ready for you to use? Crystals should always be cleansed, cleared and then charged with intention to get the maximum of their earthly gifts. You need to remove any negative energy that may have attached itself from the previous owner. Lots of people sell crystals and stones – and they will encourage we “metaphysical peeps”, to buy them with buzz words they know we will be looking for – but that doesn’t mean they come to you “ready to go”.
lapis-lazuli-crystal-egg_1There are so many ways to do this and it all depends on the crystal… Should I use water? (most you can if they have a hardness of more than 7). Should I use sea salt?, What about salt and water mixed together? How about sunshine? Maybe the moon? Saging/Smudging? Reiki? There are crystals that should never touch water or they will dissolve (selenite anyone?). There are crystals that react negatively with salt (not my lapis lazuli!!!!). Others may fade in sun light. So it is always good practice to check the best way to cleanse your little precious lovelies. Google it – it’s out there.
I am going to share with you what I do. You are welcome to give it a try.
First off I ALWAYS use one of my favorite pendulums to check what is needed.
I hold my crystal in my hand and ask … does this crystal need to be cleansed and or cleared of negative energy? If the answer is YES – then it’s time to get busy. You will more than likely get a “yes” answer (about 90% of the time) unless you have made your purchase from someone you trust and know has cleansed them for you.
Because I am a Reiki Master, I use Reiki most the time. But it really doesn’t matter whatselenite level of Reiki you are – you can use Cho-Ku-Rei to get that energy flowing and then just do what comes naturally. I continue the flow until intuitively I sense they have been cleared and cleansed. There are other times (when I have time to let the crystals sit) I use a special wooden box designated for cleansing. I put a piece of kyanite and selenite, as these crystals are self cleansing and self blue_kyanitecharging, in the box and then place the crystals I want cleansed in with them, shut the lid and don’t revisit them for at least 24 hours. You can include clear quartz and sometimes citrine – although you may have to cleanse the citrine and quartz after cleansing your new ones – so why not make it easy on yourself and leave those out? In the past I have also used sea salt, which is a great cleansing agent for a large number of crystals – but I will include a few fresh rose petals or some dried lavender buds with the salt. Why? It feels right to me. I don’t use salt as often anymore.
Next – in either situation, I recheck with my pendulum. I ask, are these crystals/stones now fully cleansed and cleared of any negative energy? If the answer is NO – then I repeat the above process (it’s like shampooing, lather, rinse, repeat). But if the answer is YES – then they are ready for me to charge them with intention of their use.
Charging with intention. You should always find out what properties your crystal rose quartznaturally carries and then use that as a guide of what energy you would like set for you. For instance rose quartz, this pretty soft pink stone is perfect for self love, love of others, compassion, family, stress relief and so much more. So to charge a rose quartz hold it between your hands (Reiki practitioner or not), take a few deep breaths, relax, ask for guidance and then say, “I charge this crystal to provide loving energy for myself and others”. Hold that crystal and sit with that intention for a bit. Again I use my intuitive energy to tell me when I sense that the crystal is ready. You could add or change what you might want of the rose quartz, but you get the idea.
Then of course, I follow-up one last time with my pendulum. I ask, “has this crystal been fully charged with the intentions that I am wanting and needing?”. I have yet to have it tell me NO, but it could happen (maybe you didn’t sit long enough with it) – if so, go back and sit with intention a little longer. Once I have a YES answer – I know my crystal is ready for use.
I hope this is helpful to you. Below are a few books I would recommend regarding crystal properties and what you should and shouldn’t use to cleanse them.
Blessings and enjoy the crystal energy!
  • The Crystal Bible by Judy Hall.
  • The Encyclopedia of Crystals by Judy Hall.
  • Crystals for Healing by Karen Frazier.


A Light Worker’s Journey

Once spirit confirms who you are, there is no denying it.  You are now along for the ride.

Recently I had been having conversations with a relative of mine regarding what is it exactly that I do?  This person had also felt the spiritual calling but had not started the journey, nor did they know where to begin.

I explained myself as a light worker, meaning I had a calling to help and help those in need.  I quickly Googled a site and sent them the information, asked them to read it and tell me what they thought.

Within the website it had 10 bullet points listed below:

from the website:  http://foreverconscious.com/10-signs-you-are-on-the-lightworker-journey

  1. You feel called to help heal or guide others
  2. You are sensitive to energies or empathic
  3. You possess gifts of mediumship or psychic abilities
  4. You feel strongly about environmentalism and the treatment of animals
  5. You feel an affinity to the healing arts and have explored many healing modalities
  6. You are very aware of your own fears and the fears of those around you
  7. You experienced a strong spiritual awakening
  8. You love being around people but also need your alone time to recharge
  9. You are aware of the power of your thoughts and your ability to manifest
  10. You see the number 911 frequently (this is the calling card of a Lightworker)

The reply was “this is definitely YOU”.

Later on my way home from work, I started to doubt myself on whether or not giving a Googled page was the appropriate thing to do in this case.  I came up to a stop light and glanced to my right.  There in front of me was a white mini van.  And yes – I will use my favorite license plate message… the number on the license plate was the number 911.  That in itself should have been good enough – but NO.  They wanted to make sure that I really understood that I gave the correct information, because that license plate was 7AMP911.  Yup “AMP911” – my initials plus the light workers number of 911.  Can it get any more obvious than this?  I just love spirit!!!!


Have you ever heard of angel or spiritual numbers?  These numbers come to us in sequences, such as 11:11, 222, 333 and so on as messages from the higher realm usually with guidance by angels or our spirit guides.  The number I see most often is 444, which means I am being guided and protected by angels and guides on the correct path I am on spiritually.  I just love this number – because they (my angels and guides) love to remind me of it.

Taking a walk by myself or with my bestie Bailey (my labrador retriever) is one of my favorite ways to connect with spirit.  They are always listening – and most times, they answer, in the most remarkable ways.

One of my most remarkable encounter to date happened while I was vacationing in Hawaii this past September.  I decided one morning to go out for a walk on my own so that I could connect with my guides.  We were staying on the big island in house right on Ali’i drive.  As I was walking I was thanking and being grateful for this wonderful trip I was on and asked if they would be willing to join me for my walk that morning.  At that moment a car went past me and the license plate had the number 444.  I smiled to myself.  Then within the next 5 minutes an on coming car (different than the 1st) had the numbers 444 (different letters).  So I asked.  “Are you trying to tell me something?”.  I walked another mile further and turned around to head back to the house.  There on the left in the parking lot parked was another license plate (again different car) with the numbers 444.  Now at this time I actually laughed out loud and thanked my angels and guides, and told them how much I appreciated the confirmation.

But my nature is to push things, and sometimes I just can’t help myself.  It is also a good thing my guides don’t take me personally.  Just before getting to the house (about another 50 feet) – I said out loud (yes out loud, crazy woman), “If you really want me to have confirmation – do it again.”  Be careful for what you wish for – because it almost came as a shout.  At the stop sign making a left hand turn was a taxi van.  No it didn’t have the 444 on it’s license plate.  But it did have the phone number on both sides of the van in large black print:  (808) 324-4444. And it drove right next to me to make sure I didn’t miss it.

When I got inside it was about 9 or so in the morning, I couldn’t wait to tell my husband what a fun walk I had and explained to him the 444’s and how blessed I felt.  He looked at me and gave me a little smirk.  He asked me if there was any coffee left over (in a house rental, you unplug the coffee maker each time after you use it in order to avoid any type of hazards).  I said I thought so, and it should still be warm because I hadn’t unplugged it before my walk.  To my amazement the time on the clock of the coffee pot was, you guessed it, 4:44.  So I exclaimed to my husband – “Just like that!”  He couldn’t deny my story, and it was if my guides and angels were sealing their message with a kiss.

Have you ever seen sequences of numbers that appear to you often?  You can find them anywhere; receipts, street signs, license plates (my fav), billboards, addresses, odometers, – you name it.  If you have then maybe, just maybe your angels and/or guides or maybe even a loved one, are trying to give you a message.  Take that number next time and give it a Google.  You’ll be amazed at the message they are conveying.