This has happened twice in the past few months for me:
1. A snake swimming through water.
Keep your Freudian interpretations to yourself. Snakes have a multitude of symbolic meanings, thank you very much Ms. Essbaum!
2. A glowing Gideon with a blanket wrapped around his head (like the Virgin Mary).
I had the feeling this was the "key" and I interpret Gideon to symbolize the "divine child" archetype.
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I read that as a rule of thumb, if someone offers you food in a dream, you should always eat it (no matter how weird or funky looking) because it's part of your unconscious trying to pass on some wisdom/information.
Last night I dreamed that I was at a fancy mansion buffet. The people there pushed around their food, drinks and books on wheeled carts. I thought, "ah, this is how the rich do it" but didn't use a cart myself. I started at the buffet and one of the staff brought out a bowl of white corn that the chef made especially for me because he/she knew I liked it. I filled two small bowls and ate a spoonful. Then I considered getting a cart.
So for now on, consider me enlightened cause I think this means I'm rich, bitch.