When called upon to handle the challenges of trauma, pain and death in our life, it is an excellent choice to view crisis and challenges as a school in which our souls can be tempered and made stronger. Viewing these times as learning opportunities allows us to face them with greater calm, awareness and objectivity than we might if we simply view them as obstacles to our needs and wants.
At some point in our lives, each of us is called upon to handle something that tests us and which we are not sure we can do. In these moments, it is easier on us when we can think of ourselves as students than as gurus. As students of the situation, we are freer to not have all the answers and to ask for help and receive the support we need.
So, welcome to Earth School, fellow students.