İf cornmeal, see “corn”; if a meal served, research the types of foods; see “food”
The sacred meal has always been an integral part of most systems of belief. Food is such a vehicle for the life force and for sharing in community that this type of meal becomes an important spiritual concept. It carries this significance in dreams.
Psychological / emotional perspective: Banquets, festivals and feasts in dreams all represent man’s capacity for enjoyment.
A meal, whether in company or alone, signifies our appreciation of the gifts of nature.
Material aspects: From a purely practical viewpoint a meal eaten alone represents an aspect of self-nurturing; when eating in company, a convivial social process. In dreams, such images help to widen our perspective to encompass the needs of others. Offering a meal to a beggar would signify our need to share what we have. You might also like to consult the entries for festival, food and party.
Vision: Dreaming about eating a rich meal: you lack empathy and concern for others—it is important to change this at all costs. Dreaming about a big meal while fasting (in real life) should not surprise you—your unconscious is looking for food. Wanting to eat but facing an empty table: you don’t have enough energy. Sharing a good meal with others: your kindness has made you very popular. See Eating.
Depth Psychology: Eating is a symbol that your soul is being nurtured.
The dream is suggesting that you can obtain vital energies through spiritual nourishment. There is also something very sensual about a good meal.
(See Food fare; Food)
Poverty, if you are making a good Meal.
The opposite if there is little to eat.