I like that. That is a pretty good account of the way ME/CFS seems to fog out all our spiritual and perceptual sensitivities. (And you were certainly blessed with a lot of them). Very interesting about your dramatic increase in out-of-body experiences. Some years ago, I was involved for a while with an experimental group who were using various techniques to try to evoke out-of-body experiences in people that did not normally have them, like me. (I used to have a keen interest in many things paranormal and spiritual). I once asked one of the guys in the group what effect mindfulness meditation (like Zen meditation) has on the ability to achieve an out-of-body experience. I was initially surprised to be told that meditation was in fact detrimental to creating the conditions for an out-of-body experience. But it made sense when he explained that mindfulness meditation tends to bind consciousness more closely to the mind/body; and for an out-of-body experience, you want to loosen the connection. I don't know if this has any bearing on your increase in out-of-body experiences, though. About auras: I read some research recently that said the seeing of colored auras may be connected to having a special sensory wiring in the brain called synesthesia. Synesthesia is when the experience you have through one sense (like the sense of taste, for example), gets spilled over, within the brain, to another sense. So for example, some people with a certain type of synesthesia can taste a wine, and they have the normal taste sensation, but they simultaneously experience the taste as a particular shade of color. Every wine has its own unique color. Sounds wonderful. In the case of auras, it may be that your intuitive perceptions about people lying were being represented to you as colors. Quite useful! But on this subject of intuitive perceptions about people: this is something that unfortunately also seems to diminish along with the reduced spiritual awareness. Before ME/CFS, I always had a good empathetic perception, and would get a strong intuitive sense of the mental makeup of a person, even after just five minutes talking to them. I could intuit their intentions, agenda and even basic values very quickly. In this way, other people's minds were reasonably transparent to me. I have always thought this sort of empathetic perception is a by-product of having a strong conscious awareness. But now with ME/CFS, when meeting people, I only get a dim sense of their minds; I get much less intuitive sense of who they are, what they represent, etc. This makes you feel more cut off from others, when you lose this natural mind-to-mind intimacy you once had.