OBE Letter 418:
I'm blind, and haven't experienced a total o. b. yet, but do have false awakenings quite often. My question is: Would I be able to see if and when I do "leave" my physical body? I was sighted for most of my life, and dream in full color. I'm not sure if that will help though. Does the soul leave blindness behind when it wanders?
false awakening is a kind of OBE, though yet unconscious. If you are in false awakening you can astral project by looking through your forehead - it works better than looking with the eyes - this values for everyone. There is no doubt that you will see. When OBEing you will see. It seems to be clear that your soul is not used to blindness but is seeing.
For the soul the ability of seeing or not seeing is no fact of body defect, because a soul does not have organs like the physical body - a loaming soul body for instance is loaming for psychical reasons or because the soul has become used so (but in this case this will change in a short time) and the soul never loams because of a defect of the feet.
There is only one version of OBE, namely leaving the physical with the etheric body, in which everyone, not you alone, is veiled in blackness, at least up to a certain distance to the body. After an individual different distance sight is coming by itself.
OBE Letter 463:
The first time I tried it, having gained the use of my astral eyes, I found a man in a hood next to the bed; he asked if I wanted to come out but I panicked at the sight of him. Do you think this was my guide?
As to the man in the hood - it's impossible to classify such a spirit, because the appearance is of of minor importance and can be easily changed by a spirit. To come to a conclusion you have to come to a telepathic/empathic contact with the spirit (that's the only way how to qualify a spirit).
OBE Letter 467:
Different or similar kinds of astral sight may be used in OBEs. But such variable kinds of sight must not be used in OBEs and mostly are not used, because many features in OBEs are based in physical world imitation (for instance having and moving with legs, our appearance - we could have the appearance of balls as well - and so on).
Some different kinds of astral sight are:
Of course there are as well different forms of thought and emotion reception as well.
OBE Letter 468:
....when I exit my body I try to leave the house and find that I am unable to, I will float around the room, and "feel" my way around, once I tried to exit out my bed room window, I could feel the coldness of the window, and it felt solid to me, yet I was expecting to glide right through but was unable. Is this normal?
If you have a "dense" astral body - there is meant an astral body filled and surrounded by etheric matter (which belongs to the physical body and is the basis for mediumistic phenomena) - well, if you have such a dense body you can not pass walls, the door, the window etc. There is a trick: open the window or the door in the conventional way. A second hint: do not jump out of the window - very often this has an awakening effect (because of the fear of falling down) and this would break your OBE.
OBE Letter 468:
One last thing I wanted to mention, once while attempting to leave the body I was jolted awake by my dog jumping onto the bed, I opened my eyes to see a (portal?) floating right in front of me, inside was the most beautiful landscape I have ever seen, vibrant colors, waterfall, lush greenery, it was Beautiful!! As I awakened it slowly faded away, have you ever heard of this type of experience before?
Yes I have heard and experienced that the astral excursion is fading away slowly while being "back awake". This fading away kind of astral presence can be:
A body feeling of being still at the astral place (you mostly see blackness but still have the feeling of being bodily present at the previous astral location). When you avoid moving you can be able to restart your astral excursion by intensifying this feeling.
A fading sight, as you have it described (in your case it was tunnel like, as I got the impression, but it can be as well in form of fading colors and become more and more foggy).
An acoustic echo. You are awake but still hear the birds singing, or you hear some voices (do not mix this state with "voice hearing").
Magic power is no witchcraft but is the ability to influence the cosmic flow of destiny qualities (in yoga called Tattwa) by means of inner purity, mental and action control and by means of auric light radiation.
Most of the OBEs are beautiful, some ones are adventurous. This depends of your inner vibrations. In common no one has such astral travels, if he or she is not ready - or said in other terms: strong enough, because to let the traveler master some hindrances is wanted by the guides, in order to make the OBEer stronger and wiser.
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