An out of body experience is when a person feels as if they have left the body and are floating above it. It can be induced by traumatic events, near-death experiences, physical, and psychological ailments. It is also a skill that one may train to use at will for the purposes of spiritual and psychic healing, growth and development. Sometimes OBE’s occur unwillingly when a person is experiencing a growth period and a wave of unconscious energy moving through their awareness. Through practices such as meditation, reading, and healing, it is possible to break through and take steps up in personal growth.