What does it mean to transmute something, why do we want to do it, and how do we do it? Transmutation means to change it at its most basic elemental level. We change it by recognizing that everything is truly of God, for He is One, He is All. So all "poisons" can be transmuted when viewed with the proper perspective. There are thoughts/beliefs that each of us push away, because we judge ourselves and/or feel guilt and shame over having these thoughts. What if we accepted them instead? When we push them away or judge them, we are saying they are not of God, and this creates a belief in separation which does not exist. If we accept them and stay present with them, they transmute from something which appears and feels yucky or bad to you. Most people have unhealthy coping mechanisms they use to take them out of feeling bad and out of self judgment. So when these times happen, they medicate with food, drugs/alcohol, sugar, internet, exercise, certain sexual behaviors, etc. Instead of running from it, pull God into it, and sit with it. Stay present with the unpleasantness and Him at the same time. When you do this, there will be rapid growth in your discovery of Self and your relationship with Him.