Exploring Meaning of Rat Dreams and Visions
From the Q & A Files
Avia’s Response to Therese’s Question About Meaning of Rat Visions
Thanks for reaching out. I am sorry to hear of your brother’s unsettling challenges regarding his rat visions. But I’m glad he has a concerned sister in you who believes and supports him.
The primary meanings and messages of rats are: 1) Survival, 2) Balance, 3) Consumption
How do these aspects relate to your brother? Well, not knowing the details about him or his life circumstances, I can only tell you how the rat manifests in powerful ways in other human experiences I’ve observed over the years.
When the rat makes a very powerful appearance in our lives, it is often a message of needing balance. This is the time to take a look at what might be missing in our lives, and take steps to nurture ourselves.
The rat goes to extremes to survive. Part of survival is having balance in life. They are one of the most resourceful and clever creatures when it comes to surviving and living another day. From this, we can ask ourselves if we are afraid, or if we are out of balance, or what is causing us to get our of sync with the rhythm of life?
Part of survival is getting what we need to be happy, to live, to have freedom, etc. Rats do this by consuming. Rat meaning is all about this voracious need to absorb everything because their very lives may depend on that behavior.
Rats will eat anything and everything under the sun. They will chew through walls to make their homes. They will rally their communities in order to expand and insure the survival of their species. It really is impressive (if you can get over the freaky rat bit).
In this light, the rat asks us: What drives us? What are we so motivated to achieve, maintain, accomplish? Rats are a reminder it’s great to be active in obtaining what we need to live a whole life – but sometimes that can turn obsessive. When we need a most, the rat reminds us the importance of balance.
I’m not sure if you read it or not, but I explain more about rat meanings on my website here: Rat Meaning and Rat Symbolism
Therese, I hope this helps in some small way. I wish you and your brother the very best.
“When we create peace and harmony and balance in our minds, we will find it in our lives.”~ Louise L. Hay
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