When you clear your mind and all of its chatter, you are able to "hear"and receive information in a different way. As you develop your practice of listening through meditation, its as if your receptive capacity goes from hearing only through your ear pods to S - u - r - r - o - u - n - d S - o - u - n - d.
Being in the unknown takes practice. Practice develops mastery and mastery breeds capital C, Confidence. When you are, or at very least, feel confident you can move into the unknown with a semblance of yourself that is familiar. How does one do this, you ask? Try the following exercise: