I've been having oobe's since I was a child, but it was always involuntary.
Recently, I accidentally induced one. I had just gotten through giving my son a bottle. He was asleep, so, I was letting him lay in my arms for a bit before putting him to bed. I was tired though not in a position to really fall asleep. So, I did as I often do and just let my mind wander a bit... I then started to focus my attention on a shadow. After a couple of moments I felt a bit odd, started to get up and realized that I felt lighter, different somehow. I then realized I wasn't in my body. I was excited because most of my experiences with astral travel have scared me half to death, but I wasn't afraid at all...Though, I went back because I couldn't leave my body unattended while my son was lying in my arms.
However just for fun, I kept lifting up and feeling my spirit rise without my body. Eventually, I stopped to go put my son in bed, but as I was getting up my body did rise, but I could feel my spirit rising as well. My vision was also a bit off... At first I thought maybe something is wrong with me, but I then felt as though I was literally feeling both worlds at one time. I've always been aware of the physical and spiritual worlds, but I've never experienced it at the same time. It wasn't frightening just different. I've been that way off and on ever since that night. It's definitely something that would take getting used to if I had to be that way all of the time. Has anyone else experienced this and/or know what's going on?