Perhaps it is better explained in a kind of story, a real story, and then it might reveal itself - or possibly not.
I go for a walk every day you see. Rain or shine it matters not one jot to me as I enjoy it however it is. People say 'You're not going out in this are you?!' And I always reply 'Of course'.
When you see Nature in all her colours and textures, it is like coming home to know yourself. Some days it's like heaven! Blue skies, warm breeze and birds singing. It feels as if nothing matters, and there is never anything to worry about because Life is living at full throttle and I am lost in it. It is blissful. Other days it can be overcast and dreary and it can feel a bit shut down. But that is just me. I can feel exactly the same. Not interested, grey and wanting to lie down and sleep.
So there it is, Nature showing us ourselves. This is where it gets interesting - for me that is.
I can sense the 'personality' of plants.
They are not revealed or 'known' to me so much by their appearance, texture or scent... it just comes over me like a wave whether I see them or not. A wave of what though? I might suddenly smile and feel a warmth, a sweetness and a cheekiness - but that's not all it is. This is how a primrose nudges me by the way, and that is an easy one, as I have been communing with primroses my whole life. Then there is the holly tree. That is totally different. In fact I have no words to describe it, because the 'knowing' is just a knowing without explanation. I feel... something.
So what is it, this 'new' sense. This sweet subtlety that is beyond anything 'normal'.
I believe it is the tip of a mighty iceberg. An iceberg so huge it literally has no beginning and no end. I believe it is something to do with the dissolving of the way we have always held our reality together. In other words, how we have kept everything just like it is!
But actually, it isn't and never was 'like it is'. We just THINK it is. We have literally thought our reality into existence, and now, as our consciousness awakens, the whole lot is beginning to unravel. We have thought we were separate from everything, but we are not.
We really ARE the plants, so of course we 'know' them...
We... is really 'I'.