When bread emerges in your dream it contains symbolic properties connecting us our mind and body, psychical and emotional energies.
This isn’t just some natural food to enjoy and fuel our bodies, but holds deeper significance of nourishing unconscious parts of our soul. The bread can be translated metaphoric and pieced together with the context of your dream.
Bread Dream Meaning
This powerful symbol that some would considered it a gift from God, thus encouraging you to explore what this means to you on a deeper level. The mere fact that bread is one of those foods that seem to appear when the deceased come to visit the living in their dreams.
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Common Bread Dreams
- Eating bread
- Receiving bread from someone
- Giving bread to a person
- Bread and cheese, breadcrumbs and bread and butter
Biblical Dream Meaning Of Bread
John 6:35 – Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; he who comes to Me will not hunger, and he who believes in Me will never thirst.
John 6:32 – Jesus said to them, ‘I can guarantee this truth: Moses didn’t give you bread from heaven, but My Father gives you the true bread from heaven.”
Dream symbols are unique to the dreamer that can be interpreted differently based off of people’s religious background and personal experiences. For instance, a snake might represent an enemy to a Christian, but a symbol of energy rising to a Hindu.
Bread is an integral part in Christian beliefs representing a gift from god, nourishment for the spiritual body. There’s a reason bread is mentioned 492 times in the Bible from the beginning in Genesis and right through Revelation.
If you remember the connection with Moses feeding his people with food falling from the heavens, or during the last supper when bread because the body of Christ. Bread can be seen as the unknown entity that is shared between the followers representing the word of God that nourishes the crowd.
Based off of your religious background bread can be a symbol relating to a gift you are about to receive. Maybe this can be a symbol encouraging you to explore your deeper in you religion.
A prophetic symbol in every religion due to its way of sustaining the body, and a reminder of basic blessings. In Judaism bread is metaphorically translated as a symbol of freedom.
The ancient Egyptians used moldy bread to treat infections that arose from dirt in burn wounds.
Bread Dream Interpretation
Bread doesn’t always need to be connected with your connection with god but on a more basic level. According to Maslow’s hierarchy of needs s a motivational theory in psychology composing a five-tier model of basic human needs, often depicted as hierarchical levels within a pyramid.
These five basic levels of needs are security, recognition, esteem, accomplishment and psychological. Bread cats as a basic need that relates to fulfilling our ‘basic needs’ in life often unconscious to the dreamer.
According to Maslow, “Man lives by bread alone when there is no bread.” In essence, Maslow feels the other needs when his physiological needs are fulfilled. In brief, bread is important but man does not live by bread alone.
Giving Or Receiving Bread Dream
Receiving bread is a very positive omen implying spiritual acceptance, success and a connection with that person. The person you are receiving food from could mirror the traits or qualities you are acquiring within yourself.
Giving bread to others in your dream suggests you are offering parts of you (gift) to that person. This might be unconscious to you but it contains properties of love, spirituality and prosperity.
Symbolic Meaning Of Bread In Dreams
If flour and water are the main ingredients it might connect you to an emotional side to you. The ability to mix two things together to make something valuable in your life.
Ten Interesting Bread Facts
- A rolled up slice of white bread was often used to erase graphite before rubber erasers were invented.
- White bread was the number one choice of the rich before it was found that it has less nutritional value than dark.
- Pre-sliced bread was banned in United States for a limited time during 1943 as a wartime conservation effort.
- The longest loaf of bread ever recorded was 1.2 km long.
- Bread became a staple food during the Neolithic, around 10,000 years ago.
- Each American consumes, on average, 53 pounds of bread per year.
- Archaeological evidence confirms yeast as leavening agent was used in Egypt as early as 4000 B.C.
- The ancient Greeks were already producing more than 80 types of bread in 2500 B.C.
- In Scandinavian tradition it is said that if a boy and girl eat from the same loaf, they are bound to fall in love.
- Superstition says it is bad luck to turn a loaf of bread upside down or cut an unbaked loaf.