As with many other symbols of receptivity, a bowl represents ultimate feminine wisdom and instinctive feeling as well as fertility. It thus becomes a symbol of the Great Mother. Because of its connection with instinctive feeling and intuition, a bowl can represent the ability to see the bigger picture. In ordinary life, scrying (technically, divining the future) uses the focus of intuition through the medium of a bowl of water. In dreams, such a bowl would indicate the possible development of clairvoyance. A bowl of food in a dream represents our ability to nurture and sustain others. A bowl of flowers can represent a gift or a talent, while on a more mundane level a bowl of water represents our emotional capacity.