This dream is no longer clear to me, the sequence and events, that is, but there are features that stand out that I want to note down.
Two nights ago, I dreamt that I was in some sort of a square. The square was outside a large building, which I assumed to be a religious structure. Moira was there and Jenna. I remember other familiar faces, but can’t recall them now. We were sitting on the floor and, if I recall correctly, we were surrounded by either our belongings or camping-like stuff. What surrounded us wasn’t important. I remember a rat, a pet rat, in a cage. The rat wasn’t healthy. I remember I had a bird. It was along the lines of a cockatiel, but very grey like an african grey, but definitely the size of a cockatiel. The bird was free, but tame. It stayed with me.
I remember leaving and coming back and finding the bird was ailing. We decided to put it in a cage with another bird. The cage door was open, but neither bird tried to fly away.
Towards the end of the dream (I have left a lot out, as I don’t remember it), I looked up over the building. Resting on the building with his wings spread was a giant eagle. He covered the roof of the building with his size. I knew, as I looked up at him, that he was watching me. I felt a certain protection emating from him, as though he was looking after me.
** One source for ‘eagle’ says:
The eagle is an important Native American symbol, as well as having a place in the ancient literature of Greeks and Hebrews. All these images exist in our common-day lore on roughly equal terms.
The eagle is a symbol of great wisdom and vision in the lore of Navajo and Crow Native American legend. As such, it is often associated as a sacred emblem that sets the dreamer apart for special uses by the Great Spirit.
In Hebrew and Greek literature, the eagle is a symbol of power. Given its great size and strength, eagles were able to remove even small livestock from the herds. This gave the eagle a persona of majesty, power, and fear. To dream of the eagle is to be spiritually validated as a person of great wisdom and insight concerning both this world and the spiritual realities beyond the comprehension of this world.
Rat: a dream featuring a rat means you are worried about your finances. This is true. I am, though, in the dream, it plays a very small role.
Birdcage: represents a loss of freedom. You are feeling locked up and unable to fully express yourself.
Birds: 1. freedom from materials ties. 2. the soul. 3. spiritual knowledge. 4. the heart chakra.5.aspirations, thoughts, and Ideals. 6. telepathy. 7. the higher self.