The Corpus Hermeticum, an ancient esoteric text attributed to the sage Hermes Trismegistus, contains many instructions and teachings on raising one’s level of consciousness, or Nous, and leading a spiritual life.
In Book 12, Hermes explains the following about communion with divinity through dreams and through signs in daily life:
“Now every living creature is immortal by virtue of Nous; man above all, for he can receive God and he shares God’s essence. God communicates with this creature alone: through dreams by night and through signs by day.”
~ The Way of Hermes: New Translations of The Corpus Hermeticum and The Definitions of Hermes Trismegistus to Asclepius by
As the passage above explains, it is possible to commune with the divine, receive guidance, inspiration, and gain knowledge by paying attention to what we see and experience in our dreams. It is therefore worthwhile taking the time each day to recall any dreams from the night before, for example, by not moving upon waking up in the morning, and instead, going over your dreams. Try to intuitively pick up on anything significant from them — for instance, there may be some premonitions within them about something to come, there may be guidance on how to handle something in life, the dreams may show something that needs to be worked out or changed within a person, etc. And likewise, it is good to pay attention to this guidance in daily life — the exercises of awareness and self-observation, as well as the use of intuition are particularly valuable for this.
Please note: We have not read the entirety of this book, and so cannot vouch for all of its contents.