In order to become a clear channel, you will want to cultivate higher consciousness. When you are seeking to unlock the doors to higher consciousness, it's important to understand the keys that unlock the passages into new levels of consciousness are the questions you ask. If you set your intentions to increase your intuitive perceptions and show up each day to observe the energies around you, new vistas will open. Each time you observe new energies around you, corresponding energies open within you as well.
Often when you first encounter a new energy you ask ‘What is this?’ When you undergo an intense experience, you will seek to distill its deeper meaning. As you receive the message of the events of your life, you're able to distill them into spiritual understandings. New spiritual understandings allow you to move into new levels within your own consciousness.
When you undergo an experience, you may not understand its spiritual meaning right away. There may come a time in your development when you do have a sense of why something is happening "within the moment," but prior to reaching this level, you likely will need to undertake some examination to determine the underlying message of each event.
Everything in your life -- every person, every occurrence, every object in your environment -- every single thing is reflecting to you something within your own consciousness. If your attention is being drawn to a person, object or event, then understand the meaning of this will provide you with an important piece of information to your present moment and the decisions that are before you right now.
Excerpt from Channeling into the Next Dimension: A Handbook for Opening Your Psychic Senses by DL Zeta & Peter Phalam