Common Roadblock to Hearing Your Intuition
Perhaps you have heard from spiritual teachings that a lessening of the ego will bring you in closer alignment with your soul and God. In a sense, this is correct because a dense, fully running ego tends to override information intuited from higher and more subtle sources. However, there is nothing inherently wrong with your ego. On the contrary, your ego is an integral part of who you are. It can be beneficial as a motivator in your human life, and in this way, your ego is something to be embraced and utilized.
What is an ego anyway? Your ego is your mental realm and emotional realm of consciousness combined. The outward expression of your ego is perceived as your personality. Your mental realm is essentially the intellect and the thoughts in your mind. The emotional realm of consciousness is a big body of moving energy that is mostly perceived as emotions.
Your emotions and thoughts in your head can be a big obstacle to hearing intuitive information – the more feelings and thoughts that are happening within you, the denser these realms of consciousness. At full capacity, a fully running ego takes up a lot of space energetically (meaning it's friggin dense), and it can become all but impossible to hear any information coming from outside the ego.
There are ways to quiet your ego and have it take a back seat so you can hear intuitive information more clearly and accurately. One way to do this is by meditating. Meditation is a great way to practice quieting the mind and the subsequent emotions from your thoughts.
When you are in a quiet internal meditative state, you give your ego and personality a break. As your internal environment becomes calmer, and softer energies, like information coming from your higher self, can be perceived. Your soul and God will often speak in whispers so that having a quiet inner environment is key to hearing this intuitive information.
The thing to remember is your ego is not bad. It's very much a part of you and has its place. However, when it comes to hearing your higher self and God through your intuitive function, your ego is pretty much no help at all. Lessening your ego's density by quieting your inner thoughts and emotions will help make you an expert intuitive reader.