Metaphysical meaning of eat (rw) eat and drink--To appropriate; to become conscious of the food that "abideth unto eternal life," and to use it. See eating. eat of the tree of life--The eternal life of God is within every man. When we consciously realize the presence of this life in every part of our organism we are eating of the tree of life. ________________________ Preceding Entry: Easter Following Entry: eating View the discussion thread.