To dream that you are absorbed in work would suggest that you are spending a disproportionate amount of time between home and work. This could mean that you are spending too much time at home and not enough at work. This would result in your mind dreaming about work in order to let you know that it is something that you need to focus on with more clarity. You cannot let work take over your life, but you cannot neglect it either without suffering consequences. You know this deep down, but you have not been acting responsible lately so your sub-conscious must remind you of this fact. This could also mean that you are not spending enough time with your family. You are dreaming about doing work, because it is all that you know in life. You spend so much time working that is all you can think about. If this is true for you, you might want to think about using up a few vacation days.
Also, if you dream that you are absorbed in a project or that you can't focus on anything except for one thing, then this could mean that you are alienating all of those that are trying to get closer to you. At the same time though, it could be a sign that you need to integrate yourself with a certain lifestyle and are having trouble doing it. Maybe you simply feel too attached to the way you already operate, secretly, or perhaps you just have trouble accepting new things. Either way, you are working at it in your mind, so you should also work about it in life. This will lead to greater success in the future.
Dreaming about physically absorbing something into you shows that you are trying to integrate something else with yourself. And for clarity's sake it should be noted that his is entirely different from trying to integrate yourself into something else. When you try to integrate something else with you, it usually symbolizes a greater degree of independence. This would place much significance on what it is that you are actually trying to absorb in the dream. If it is a religious symbol of some sort then this would probably mean that you have noticed a decline in your own spirituality as of late. You are trying to compensate for this lack of spirituality that you feel by absorbing it all into you. Unfortunately it is usually much harder than this in real life, but it is what you will have to do if you want to make sure that these dreams cease. Once they do, you will know that you have achieved the level of spiritual connection that you were seeking in the first place.
If you dream that you are being absorbed by something else, or another entity, this usually indicates that you are afraid of being committed to whatever it is that is absorbing you. These symbols can often be hard to translate because the symbols are not always clear in the dream. On the off chance that you are trying to avoid being absorbed by a giant wedding cake or a giant version of your girlfriend then this might make interpretation for this type of dream a bit easier.