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"You've closed yourself off from the Force."
Rey, to Luke Skywalker[src]

A Force ability existed that allowed Force-sensitive individuals to close or suppress one's connection to the Force. The former Jedi Caleb Dume severed his connection to the Force in the aftermath of the Great Jedi Purge in order to remain hidden from the newly established Galactic Empire and start his new life as Kanan Jarrus.[2] Likewise, former Jedi Padawan Ahsoka Tano distanced herself from the Force, trying to prevent herself from accessing her Force abilities in order to hide and also to avoid the pain of her past life as a Jedi.[3] After Jarrus embraced his role as a Jedi Knight in service of the Spectres, he would be blinded by the former Sith Lord Maul on Malachor.[4] In the aftermath of the injury, Jarrus claimed he had distanced himself from the Force.[5]

Jedi Master Luke Skywalker used this ability during his exile on Ahch-To.[1] According to the Jedi Master, it was far more difficult to block out the Force than learning to feel it, and it took Skywalker years to master the discipline.[6] However, the Force still tried to reach Skywalker through dreams[7] and even sometimes reached him when he was awake, despite his efforts, offering messages or warning.[6] Later, his apprentice Rey would travel to Ahch-To with the intent on replicating her master's deeds in exile, but was convinced to rejoin the fight against the First Order by Skywalker, who had since died and become a Force spirit.[8]

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