A transformation in the nature or quality of energy. When an emotion is embraced and welcomed with an attention free of mind patterns or personal reactivity, the energy is transformed in a natural way. The sublimation is fueled by the alchemic athanor (the alchemic furnace) of the Heart. This is the most natural way to sublimate individual energies and emotions. As long as energies or states of mind are not embraced in the radiance of the Pure Presence, the changes will continue to occur at an individual level and will be governed by lower, ego-based intentions. This type of change does not allow a vertical leap as spiritual growth such as the one from the sphere of the individual consciousness into the Pure Presence.