Shakura Rei: The common belief is that before we can Ascend we must first master our emotions.
Sananda: In essence this is correct. Somehow the wording rubs me the wrong way here, for it implies that a person take a "top down" approach to controlling the unruly beast of the emotions. I would see it more as attaining an equilibrium and a harmony emotionally.
Sananda: In some cases yes, but there have been many afflicted people that would still have a great experience of God. Elora's acquaintance y. would be an example of that. She does truly suffer on the physical plane but has attained a very beautiful state of consciousness, so that is not always necessary.