The feelings of fear and excitement are the same. Furthermore, heroes and villains have the same feelings in the split second before they each make very different choices. The journey of our life prepares us for that split second decision. It is rarely a magical leap, rather a steady path of living life one choice at a time, building our courage, strength and resilience as we go. Marianne Williamson wisely said: “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.” The process of allowing ourselves to become the shining light of our true self, rather than the dim light of the roles we play in order to be accepted, is the process of moving through fear one step at a time. As we replace the fear of the unknown with the joy of discovering our own beauty, life becomes what it is meant to be. Please join us Thursday to learn how to step joyfully into the unknown.
Estelle Frankel is a practicing psychotherapist, author, spiritual adviser and popular public speaker. In her private practice in Albany, CA, she works with individuals and couples providing brief and long-term psychotherapy and spiritual mentoring. Estelle is also a seasoned teacher of Jewish mysticism and meditation who offers workshops on the intersection of Kabbalah and depth psychology and Mindfulness and Positive Psychology. She is the author of two award-winning books: Sacred Therapy: Jewish Spiritual Teachings on Emotional Healing & Inner Wholeness, a groundbreaking book on the intersection of Kabbalah and depth psychology, and her new book, The Wisdom of Not Knowing: Discovering a Life of Wonder by Embracing Uncertainty. Estelle is also the author of numerous essays that have been published by professional journals, literary anthologies and popular magazines. Please visit her at