Meta. The eating of spiritual things is the affirmation of spiritual sustenance. The cake on the coals and the cruse of water at the head of Elijah (I Kings 19:6-8) represent the thoughts, or the words, that these things represent. When in the silence you affirm that you are sustained and nourished by Spirit, you are following the command of the angel and are eating the cake and drinking the water. These are "at the head," place of intelligence. This eating of the "hidden manna" is to be done the "second time." In fact, it should become a daily habit.