Winging it... staying in flight!
Grads Share Their Experiences
Wings graduates around the world are touching lives and living their dreams. For some the seminars assisted them in finding practical answers to everyday life, for others it led to seeking out the meaning to life's bigger questions such as "What is my purpose?" Each article is as unique as the individuals themselves.
In these articles, graduates take themselves lightly, find new ways of creating what they want, and say YES! to new possibilities.
We hope you enjoy hearing grads sharing their experiences. Please share your experience!
In PES and CrossOver I met my internal foes - at ﬁrst with timidity but, with time and effort, the ﬁerceness of a warrior. - Adrienne Adam
"It has to do with being at the right place and time both internally and externally..."
I was empowered with confidence and freedom! - Tom Anderson
"It usually takes something, an event or a feeling to get me to do something different. To take a risk, to change a habit, or to do something just for me..."
Wings gave me the freedom to soar! - Barb Brown
"I had been at a crossroads when I stepped into the Personal Effectiveness Seminar..."
Let's talk in the lobby... - Guido Bondioli
"For many years I volunteered as an Assist Team member..."
Remembering Who I Am. -Diane Bonne
"I can never again see myself as anything less than divine, a statement that for me carries profound accountability, responsibility and freedom all at once..."
Creating the World I Want to Live In. -Cindy Curran
"One of the greatest supports I've found in making that happen has been to stay connected with other Wings grads."
The Namasté Seminar...A pivotal peak experience on my own
search for Truth and Meaning. - Wolfgang Dengler
"From the moment we entered the seminar room in ritual silence to gather in a circle, I felt we were being immersed in an experience of connection with the Divine..."
The YES'S Continue! - Ross Dickinson
"What a difference Wings has made in my life. During P.E.S. I decided I no longer wanted to hide from life."
walked out of PES and knew I had found "it" - Dawn
"I have been to other personal growth seminars and retreats, and have been studying this stuff for over 25 years, but the impact that you and this work had on my soul and spirit was enormously profound..."
PES helped me to be fully present to listen with compassion. - Vernita Ediger
"In a vague, nagging way I had noticed a growing distance between my grandmother and myself. I hadn't wanted to think about my waning desire to spend time with her.... After PES, I wasn't willing to ignore this any longer."
What an incredible opening of my eyes, my heart and my soul to
life! - Rose Elley
"In Wings, I realized how many choices I make in life every day. I wake up with new energy and I approach others with new understanding. My Wings buddies and I continue to support each other in our lives, encouraging each other to make continual positive change."
I felt challenged in all the best ways... - Katie Frank
"I have a lot of experience with Wings Seminars. I participated in True Colors twice and after that, Advanced True Colors, PES, and CrossOver. This summer, I decided that the best way to recover from my first year of college would be to back-up a True Colors seminar."
I am walking around with my head high and I know what I want for my life. - Jennifer George
"Yesterday, at a job fair I was offered a contract for a wonderful school district in Alaska. I went to the job fair and felt very confident in myself.... Big change from the past."
How amazing to learn the peace actually comes from within... - April Givens
"The day I returned from class, I was fully engulfed in a year long project at work coming to a close and really couldn't think of anything else..."
I am continuously using the skills shared with me through these seminars and my growth and healing in life are truly profound. - Mark Hazzard
"I must admit, I didn't think I really needed any work on myself. After all life was really good, I was on unemployment, just been recently divorced, I had hip pain, you know, life was working."
For me, the freedom of living my authentic and genuine life is unbounded. - Scott Heidecke
"China. Coming here was a distant dream that began when I was nineteen. I made a lot of zigzags in my life since then, twists and turns that my parents would tell me show instability."
It Only Takes One Light to Fill the Darkness - Jennifer Hofmann
"When I walked into PES 5 years ago, I was whiny. I was miserable. Wallowing in a pit of confusion and self-pity, I had been sleepwalking through my first 28 years..."
Something within my body, a sense which I’d NEVER listened to before, was telling me to stop, look at my life and choose what I want. - Chaundra Johnson
"When I decided to attend Wings and hopefully find myself again, I was fixed on leaving my husband. I’d always been the type of person who looked at the “greener pastures” and couldn’t commit myself to the hard times I’m faced with in my marriage."
...I began to learn that I didn't NEED to be rescued! - Lorra Jones
"I first came to Wings on a scholarship when I was newly divorced after 20 years of an oppressive and often abusive marriage, and was on my own for the first time in my life...."
Thank you, Wings. I have my heart and soul back. - Carrielynn Katana
"It took me 5 years to decide. I finally did PES and CrossOver. It has totally changed me."
I dance... even when people are watching. - Trish Kelley
"I attended PES at the suggestion of my husband who is a PES grad. I was touched and inspired by my experience and was excited to go to CrossOver...."
Growing Up in Wings - Dave Larson
"Now at 23, ten years after my first seminar, I am clear that the work of Wings-the deepening and development of human consciousness-is perhaps the most important work that can be done in service to the world... "
I love my life - my extra ordinary life! - Sylvia Long
"This summer I was "getting ready" to turn 60... become 60... seriously! I have spent 60 years on this planet and I love my life! "
Using the WINGS Seminars Tools to Unlock the Real Me. - JulieAnn
"Since PES and CrossOver I have unlocked the woman within and great events have occurred..."
In LifeWorks I put it all together to map out a Vision and Purpose for my new life. - Sarah Peroutka
"As I live my Vision of being a creatively productive artist I cherish my life and live it with profound integrity, focused intention and gratitude, joyously connected to my family, friends and community."
...I decided to stay, be curious and see what I would learn. I wasn't aware how important that life changing decision was for me and the positive impact it would have on my life.
- John Potts
"I periodically flashback to my situation in life in 1986 when I tentatively walked through the doors of the Wings Seminars building feeling scared and nervous, clearly questioning why I had signed up for a personal growth seminar that lasted four and half days."
Wings gave me the tools and inspiration to believe in myself.
- Patti Parker
"I have been participating in Wings seminars for the past 12 years and am amazed by the many gifts in my life..."
The best part of having attended PES as a family is having someone close by with whom I can share the good moments since leaving the seminar. - Avis Renshaw
"We were each at various points in our lives that had us stuck in routine bad behavior. We are now aware and breaking those barriers daily..."
For myself, the experience of PES opened waysides to a renewed passion for living. - Diana Reynolds
"I was ecstatic to stumble across the web site for Wings Seminars, as I last attended a seminar in July of 1993..."
I have learned to make powerful requests. - Neha Sangwan
"I recently spoke with Dr. Neha Sangwan, a Wings grad who is also the CEO and founder of Intuitive Intelligence, a corporate health and communication consulting firm."
I Couldn't Remember Being More Inspired. - Rick Sterry
"I've been a teacher most of my life, and I’d never experienced such a hot-house learning environment..."
We both learned to not live in the future as it destroys not only the future but the present. We learned to be present moment to moment. - Dave Wood
"When I first decided to write about our journey through cancer I felt at one point as if I had the complete story... and then when I tried to put the words on paper, which is normally easy for me, I found it was not possible."