The Zohar says that during this time, the Creator will "refine us as gold is refined." Webster’s Dictionary says that "to refine" means "to free (as metal, sugar, or oil) from impurities or unwanted material." Though most of us would probably prefer to have a life that is wide open and all bright and beautiful, we need to remember that this is not why we were placed here on this earth. Comfort is not the name of the game. The game is to be able to go through the maze we call life, to see through to the end of the tunnel to transform our negativity into Light.