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Happy Graduation, Granny!


J2, aka “Granny” – photo by Dave Eillifrit, from the Center for Whale Research

It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of whales and dolphins. So the recent news of Granny Orca’s passing hit me close to home. For those not familiar with orcas, aka killer whales, they’re not actually whales, but the largest dolphins and the top predators in the ocean. They were originally named whale killers by coastal native american tribes, which was translated into English as killer whales.

There are three main groups of orcas near where I live: The largest group are primarily ocean-going ambush hunters of large fish and mammals. The Bigg’s or transient orcas travel between the ocean and the Northwestern coastal waters hunting mainly marine mammals. The Resident Killer Whales live year-round in the coastal waters off Washington State and British Columbia surviving mainly on salmon.

At an estimated 105 years old, Granny was the oldest known orca on record. She was the matriarch of the endangered Southern Resident Killer Whales J, K, and L pods. She was revered by naturalists, marine biologists, whale watchers and residents alike! Energetically, she was also a very high vibrational being whose consciousness transcended the orca population. Animal Communicator Mary Getten published a series of interviews with her in the book, Communicating with Orcas.

I’ve had the honor of connecting and working closely with Granny for the past two years. She regularly appeared in my energy sessions to assist with my clients’ physical, emotional and spiritual clearings, healings, and vibrational upgrades. I often felt her presence and called on her to join in the work I’m doing with human, animal and non-embodied beings. Her energy is loving, powerful and filled with light. I’ve come to love her, though we never met in physical form.


J2 aka “Granny” – photo by Janine Harles

On September 29-October 3, 2016 we held our Trinity Facilitator Retreat on Orcas Island (WA). When I connected with her spirit en route to the island, she and the orcas were thrilled that we were coming and supported our work there. Unbeknownst to me, the last official sighting and photos of Granny were dated October 12, 2016. I became increasingly aware of her waning physical presence in late October/November 2016. While she still participated etherically in my work, photos and reports of her sightings had ceased. I spent the last two months mourning her in advance. The thought of her no longer in the waters surrounding my home brought tears to my eyes.

In a joint session with Trinity Energy Pratitioner Christine Groenendaal on December 30th, I asked for clarification on her status. She appeared and let us know she’d gone into the mountains surrounding Puget Sound, but would continue to be present energetically to support the Ascension of humanity. On January 2nd, the Center for Whale Research declared Granny missing and assumed deceased.

Since her transition, she’s become an expression of infinite unconditional love for us and the planet. She’s delighted with her newfound freedom and potential, no longer struggling with near starvation, polution and military sonic blasts. Knowing Granny is liberated and yet still present has been a comfort to me. It’s helped me appreciate even more the concept of death as graduation, or my new catch phrase, an “exponential upgrade.” As we progress, I believe we’ll be seeing increasing numbers of transitions in both humans and animals. Amidst what may initially feel like a loss, I hope we can maintain the perspective of exponential upgrades, liberation and joy, both for them and ourselves!









Mary Hogan
Trinity Energy Progression Facilitator/Practitioner


It’s that time of the year when the caps, gowns, and tassels come out and the academic world advances another group of minds to their next level. I, personally, am watching my third child graduate from high school this month. Talk about a sense of completion. For both of us. She never missed a day in 13 years and I never missed making a lunch! Lots of days; lots of lunches!

I overheard her friends talk about how “special” this time is in life and how it is so important to have no regrets, do it all. The world is your oyster. You can do anything! Last year Is done and over, completed, finished. A fresh start. No missing assignments, no less than stellar grades to recover from. I started thinking well if it takes graduating to be special, what’s the rest of our lives – not special? Un-special? So I decided to take a closer look at this concept of graduating.

I was recently ordained into the Order of Melchizedek by Dan Chesbro. He referred to death as simply a graduation. I like that analogy. So when I began this analysis of the graduation concept, I thought why wait until you are done here in this physical plane to wipe the slate clean, when we can graduate anytime we choose?

Why not apply “graduation” to everything? I graduated from yesterday to today. I’m going to celebrate and make today all it can be so I’ll have no regrets. My slate is wiped clean and I am starting fresh. Yes, that feels good! Actually awesome. What shall I create for myself today knowing that I will again graduate to tomorrow? Something perfect and complete because I will never have today again. Taken further, I am graduating from awake to asleep…what do I want to create there too? Or I am graduating from these angry emotions to ones of peace…what do I want to create there?

You get the picture. The concept of “graduating” fuels our cycle of conscious creation. It allows and supports completion, the clean slate many long for to begin anew. Woohoo! Now that’s something to celebrate!

So in conclusion, I am graduating from this blog post knowing I created something special out of the seemingly un-special. I am graduating from the un-special way of life to a life of creation.

Congratulations to everyone for graduating from yesterday to today! I look forward to what we will create today!

Sarah Avignone






Sarah Avignone
Facilitator, Trinity Energy Progression™