You will not be very good at hearing your intuition until you first ground yourself in physical and spiritual world realities. If you are not grounded in both these realities, intuitive information from your higher self will be hard to recognize, and your thoughts and emotions will almost always take over.
The trick is you need to be fully present in your human and spiritual bodies to receive intuitive information from your higher self. The more we inhabit our spiritual and human selves, the easier it is to read these energy currents of information. Grounding is an important life skill to know as it will help you receive helpful levels of intuitive guidance and assist you in every aspect of your physical life.
When I first started accessing my intuition, I was terrible about staying in my body and grounding into my physical existence. I would fly off energetically someplace, and as a result, I didn’t receive much helpful information. Once I learned to appreciate and fully embody my human side, my ability to intuitively hear my higher guidance greatly improved.
Before accessing your intuition, you will want to do an honest internal assessment. Ask yourself: Are you only interested in the human part of your existence? Or are you only curious about the spiritual side of yourself and find the physical unexciting, as I did? Be watchful of any judgments about either part of you. You will need to reside in and value each piece of you to hear higher wisdom. Creator built you as a spirit that has a human body and relates to you on both levels.
As a human being, you are continually inhabiting two different realities. Your human body inhabits physical world reality, and the being part of you, or your spirit, lives in a spiritual world reality. The human part of you is grounded in the physical world and runs physical energy. The being part of you is grounded in the spiritual world and runs spiritual energy. You must have a strong foothold in physical and spiritual realms if you want accurate, helpful, intuitive guidance.
The following are specific exercises of how to ground in both your physical and spiritual world bodies. The process is more effective if you first ground to the physical before grounding to the spiritual realm.
Running physical energies - Grounding to the physical world.
There are many different methods to ground to physical world reality. The following exercise is the one I use the most:
Imagine a purple beam of light (or a grounding cord) coming from your root chakra (or pelvic bone area) and anchoring you to the Earth's core. Hold this image of grounding to the Earth for at least 30 seconds, so your body can get used to the feeling.
Now your spiritual and human bodies are fully rooted in the Earth. To strengthen this connection, release all negative energy through intention by imagining this unwanted energy flowing out of your body, down your grounding cord, and into the Earth's core to be transmuted. After you do this, thank the Earth.
Running spiritual energies - Grounding to the spiritual world.
After you are rooted solidly in the physical world, now is the time to get grounded to the spiritual and run spiritual energy/information. Again, there are many techniques available to do this, but this is the one I use the most:
Imagine a column of white light (or a grounding cord) coming down from the universe and entering your crown chakra (or down the top of your head). The white light enters the body, goes down your back to your root chakra (or pelvic bone area), and the back up your back and out of your head to the heavens from which it came. Hold this image for at least 30 seconds. Now you are fully rooted in spirit. Then thank the Creator, like you thanked the Earth, for the assistance.