The meaning of food in dream | Dream Interpretation
There is food for the mind, food for thought, food for the body, and spiritual nourishment. We can digest information or experience, the latter being food for our growth as an individual. Food can represent any of these. Also something we might take or are taking into ourself—such as experience of a relationship, qualities of another person, sexual pleasure, social pleasure; warning about health in regard to what is eaten. Food in connection with particular person: being nourished by or hungry for relationship with them, enjoyment of sexuality with them. Giving food: giving of oneself, time, love, work, sex. Stealing food: dishonest about needs in a relationship; feelings of being parasite. See eating; restaurant. See also wife under family (second example).
As that which sustains life, food can represent the areas of concern that maintain your life and make you feel secure with the world. Food may be synonymous with knowledge, as in “food for thought “ Carrying a bag of groceries in your dream may reflect your concerns about taking care of your family’s needs and your ability to nurture them properly. Eating food may represent nourishing yourself.
Any dream with food involved is connecting to the principles of sustenance, self-care, and nurturance.
If you exert rigid control over your eating in life, then you must consider food through the lens of control.
If you abandon all discipline in the face of eating, you must consider food through the lens of indulgence. As this is a continuum, place yourself anywhere on the scale between these two extremes.
If you are eating in the dream, combine the quality of that experience with your waking perspective. For control, eating might suggest that more nurturance is needed in some area of your life.
If indulgent, you may be getting a warning of a need for discipline or a hidden impulse to stuff feelings that need expression.
If you are having dream-hunger, then the control perspective could point to the impact that some exertion of limitation or lack in your life is having. In what ways are you starving?
Words or deeds received or served; research type of food and preparation
Food is a universal symbol for prosperity and for plenty, even in rough times.
If the food was fresh and crisp, then good things will be coming in profusion, but if some or all of it was spoiled, there will be setbacks, although in the end all will be well. Buying food represents domestic happiness; selling food indicates business advancement. Tasting food, however, while it’s still a positive omen, represents minor steps towards prosperity.
Food in dreams always symbolizes spiritual sustenance – what we need to continue on our journey through life.
Psychological / emotional perspective: Our need – or enjoyment – of food fulfils certain psychological needs.
Material aspects: Food signifies a satisfaction of our needs whether those are physical, mental or spiritual.
It is something we might take or are taking into ourselves. Frequent dreams about eating suggest a great hunger for something, not necessarily food. Food that is mouldy suggests that we are seeking sustenance in the wrong fashion or from the wrong direction.
Consult the entries for bread, cakes, colour, eat / eating, fruit, nourishment and onion for further clarification.
To dream about food suggests physical and spiritual sustenance and vitality. Different foods can represents a variety of things. Fruit usually represents sensuality. Frozen foods could indicate your indifference or cold demeanor.
To dream that you are hoarding food suggests anxiety from not having enough. You don’t have faith in what you already have.
To dream about eating stale food indicates that you are out of energy emotionally. You need to be recharged and energized.
To dream about eating bad-tasting food suggests that there is something within your psyche that is bitter or resentful.
Food can symbolize the taking in of physical or nonphysical nourishment. Food can also represent enjoyment or indulgence. Finally, the dreaming mind often literalizes common verbal expressions—such as “food for thought” and “let me digest that”—in an effort to convey something to the conscious mind. (See also Groceries).
See Eating / Drinking.
(Man’s food; Dinner; Digesting food; Invitation; Lunch) Food which is placed on a ceramic plate or on a clay plate in a dream represents lawful earnings.
If food is served on a forbidden golden or silver platter in the dream, it represents unlawful money, extensive debts, eating and chewing one’s food with desire and gluttony. Swallowing what one is chewingmeans debts or collectors demanding their money. Eating with the right hand in a dream means success. Eating with the left hand in a dream means falling in the trap of one’s enemy and displeasing one’s friends. Eating from someone else’s hand in a dream means good abstinence and trusting in God Almighty as one’s sole sustainer, Eating from someone else’s hand in a dream also can be interpreted as a sickness or inability to eat with one’s own hand. Eating sweets in a dream means solving a problem through kindness. Ifthe food is greasy in the dream, it means that one’s problem is a lasting one. Sour food in a dream means steadfastness. Sour food in one’s mouth in a dream also means pain and sufferings. Yellow food in a dream means sickness, except for fowl’s meat. Drinking food the way one drinks liquids in a dream means increase in one’s earnings. Eating at a wedding in a dream means glad tidings. Eating at a reception after a funeral in a dream means distress and sorrow. Any food that has a long shelf life in a dream means profits and continuous benefits. Meat, eggplant, squash or the like food in a dream represent temporary benefit or seasonal earnings. Eating at the tables of royalties or rich people in a dream means rising in rank, or renewing the mandate of one’s office. Eating squash in a dream also means guidance, following the true religious precepts, or it could mean vigilance. Eating food from the table of people of knowledge in a dream means acquiring knowledge, guidance, wisdom and blessings. Eating food from the plate of a policeman or a soldier in a dream means committing adultery or receivingmoney from an unlawful source. Eating the food of poor people or pious ones in a dream means repentance from sin or receiving guidance. Eating the food of nomads or bedouins in a dream means travels, rising in station or changes in one’s conditions. Eating a meal that is cooked with meat in a dream means richness for a poor person. Eating a meal that is cooked without meat in a dream also may mean poverty, or it could mean devotion.
If one’s meal turns into something better in the dream, it means advancement in one’s spiritual life.
If one’s food turns bitter or sour in the dream, itmeans changing a spouse or ajob. Ifone cookes a tasty meal in a dream, it means attaining a high ranking job, or it could mean prospering after suffering from a painful poverty. Ifsomeone else cooks one’s meal in the dream, it means dealing with a treachrous person and in this case, it means that one should fear for his life or about doing business with him, or it could mean that he may receive a helping hand in doing his job.
If one eats an unbearably hot food in a dream, it means adversities. Ifone finds his mouth filled with food, and if there is still a cavity for more food in the dream, it means confusion, or it could represent the balance of his life in this world.
If one manages to grind and swallow the food in his mouth in a dream, it means that he will overcome his difficulties. Receiving a sour or a bitter tasting food from someone in a dream means hearing harsh words, and the same interpretation is given if one offers someone sour or bitter food in a dream.
If he eats it, then it means sorrow, sadness and distress.
If one finds himself eating it patiently and thanks God Almighty for it in the dream, it means that he will escape from such dangers.
(Also see Chewing food; Guest; Hospitality; Swallowing; Table)
Physical and emotional strength and energies. You are feeding the animal side in you.
Nourishment for body and soul.
The kind of food you see is urgently needed for your soul.
For instance, dreaming about Meat refers to drives and animalistic needs. Chocolate, on the other hand, or other sweets suggest being more open to love.
Pleasurable dreams about food/eating mean you are happy in a real life relationship.
If you dream about stuffing yourself or feeling sick when eating, you are feeling nervous or guilty about a friendship situation.
If you dream of being chased or eaten by food items, you are trying to avoid a situation in real life that involves strong emotions.
To dream about rotten or spoiled food suggests that you are feeling sluggish and emotionally drained. You may also be regretting missed opportunities for growth and pleasure.
To dream that you are serving food represents catering to the demands of others. You may feel that you are doing a lot for somebody, and not getting much in return.
To dream that somebody is serving you food symbolizes that you will be involved in many social gatherings involving friends and loved ones. Also see “Eating”, “Food Fight”, “Frozen Food” and “Junk Food”.
It is generally a fortunate sign to eat Food in your dream, provided you are soon satisfied. But it is not a good omen to eat like a glutton.
1. Nourishment—often emotional, more frequently spiritual.
2. Fortune in love affairs (feeding others).
3. Repressed sexual desire (eating).
Dreams of food represent nourishment and influence.
If you are cooking, you’re you the one giving the nourishment.
If you are eating the food, you are receiving the nourishment, energy, stimulation, praise, acknowledgment, and influence. Every type of food represents a specific type of support for your body, mind and soul. See Cook, Chef, Vegetables, Meat, Potato, Starches, Dessert Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Bread.
1- Food signifies a satisfaction of our needs whether those are physical, mental or spiritual.
It is something we might take or arc taking into ourselves. Frequent dreams about eating suggest a great hunger for something.
2- Our need or enjoyment of food fulfils certain psychological needs.
The meanings of various foods are as follows; Bread We are looking at our experiences and our basic needs. Cake This signifies sensual enjoyment. Fruits Represent in dream form the fruits of our experience or effort, and the potential for prosperity. “I”he colour can also be significant (see Colour). Ham/Cured Meat Our need for preservation is represented by cured meats. Meals Depending on whether we are eating alone or in a group, meals can indicate acceptance and sociability. Meat Physical or worldly satisfaction or needs are shown often in dreams as meat. Raw meat can supposedly signify impending misfortune. Milk As a basic food, milk will always signify baby needs and giving to oneself. Onion The different lavers of oneself arc often shown as an onion (also see individual entry). Sweets These tend to represent sensual pleasure. Vegetables Vegetables represent our basic needs and material satisfaction. They also suggest the goodness we can take from the Earth and situations around us.
The colour may also be important (See Colour).
3- Spiritual Sustenance.
Also see Eating and Nourishment
People often dream about food. All types of food are a consistent part of a dream life. Anything from meat to elbow macaroni comes up through our unconscious and leaves vivid memories upon awakening. Food is symbolic of a large variety of things. It could symbolize pleasure and indulgence.
To the perpetual dieter, the dream could have a “compensatory” function where the food that is denied to the individual during the day shows up in the dream state. Dreams could additionally symbolize physical, mental, spiritual and emotional nourishment.
Food represents the traits you want to internalize or model. The different types of food, therefore, have different meanings. Fruit, for example, is sensuality, the received reward, or abundance. In case that it is a bitter fruit, it could represent an unfavorable influence on your lives. Milk, on the other hand, is kindness; sugar, sweet words; and frozen food, emotions you need to awaken. Depending on the feeling that every kind of food produces in you, it will be possible to find out the correct meaning of the dream.
Since the Greeks, dreaming of food has had sexual connotations. Throughout history, juicy peaches and other fruits have been linked to lewd and lascivious behavior; pomegranates, with fertility; apple, with the expulsion of Adam and Eve from paradise; and bread, with restrained and reproduction-oriented sexuality. On the other hand, many cultures still believe that dreaming of eating meat involves acquiring the spiritual features of that animal.
Plenty of food in a dream foretells business success.
Too little food is a forerunner of distress.
Too much food is an omen of sensual pleasures.
As a general guide, seeing or preparing food is an auspicious omen, providing the food was fresh and sufficient for the occasion; but if it was spoiled in any way or you were short of it, you can expect some reverses which will require careful planning to overcome.
Selling food is a dream of contrary and signifies a stroke of money luck; buying food predicts a happy family celebration, but tasting food indicates a minor loss of money or persona] property.
See also under separate items of food.
Nourishment of physical, mental, emotional or spiritual self. See what kind of food you are eating. See Eat. Also, food for thought, ideas.
Physically, food nourishes the body. Mentally, knowledge nourishes the mind, thus the old adage of ‘food for thought’. In the universal language of mind, food represents an experience of a type of energy to be taken in. The preparation of food represents the formulation and creation of something important, and the consumption of food represents the taking in of knowledge.
(see by type, Eating)
General Meaning: What you need to survive both spiritually and physically.
• Positive: To dream or have a vision of being fed speaks of the Lord providing your needs. This may speak of a spiritual or physical need. Consider Elijah after he felt weak in the desert who was fed by an angel.
• 1 Kings 19: 6 And he looked, and, behold, [there was] a cake baked on the coals, and a cruse of water at his head. And he ate and drank, and laid himself down again • 7 And the angel of the LORD [Yahweh] came again the second time, and touched him, and said, Arise [and] eat; because the journey [is] too great for you.
• This is a beautiful picture of the grace and provision of the Lord. When you come to those places in your life where you feel alone and weary, He will come and sustain you.
• To dream of being fed means that the Lord is going to revive you again. He is going to restore the strength to you that the enemy has stolen and He is going to make you fit for the rest of your journey.
• After Elijah had eaten this food, the scripture says that he continued on 40 days and nights without any food again! It does not take a lot to revive your spirit. Simply some time in His presence and you can keep going.
• It does not take a lot for the Lord to move His hand on your behalf. Just one move and all of your needs can be taken care of.
Negative: Naturally rotten food speaks of not taking advantage of the blessing that God has for you. It also speaks of a curse of theft prevalent in your life.
• In the days of receiving manna, if the children of Israel gathered too much or did not eat what they gathered it went rotten. In the same way, the opportunities and blessings God gives you are for now. Take hold of them • Lack of food speaks of not feeding your spirit or of not walking in the blessing of the Lord.
The Word promises us that God will provide all our needs.
To not have these needs met means that the enemy is stealing from you.
See also: Bake, Bread, Cake, Fruit, Meat, Milk.