Later, I found myself in a restroom at a restaurant when I saw the owl again. The owl stood in front of a stall and stared at me. I felt like he was trying to tell me something. I leaned forward and said to him, "Ok, look. I'm trusting you to not peck my eyes out here.... " I held out my hand and the owl gently climbed on and leaned forward to whisper in my ear. I don't know if he physically spoke or if he transmitted his message telepathically but I hung on every word he said. He told me that I was to wear some specific clothing, keep my eyes open, and know that the events to come are meant to happen. That I was to follow the path that the clothes would start for me. He told me I was to do exactly as he said and trust it.
This is almost exactly how the owl looked... but with bigger eyes.
It was not an ominous warning... it wasn't a suggestion either. It was a firm, matter of fact owl that told me about a very specific journey I would surely take.
I put on the clothes and very subtle things happened. A comment from a stranger, leading to a classroom full of school kids. To my niece who insisted on watching a specific movie, to watching it snow on the beaches of California, to running away from strange people, to finding good friends who would lend a hand when I was afraid.
I woke up this morning and got ready normally.
I looked up a few things about what this dream could mean:
To dream that animals can talk represent superior knowledge. Its message is often some form of wisdom. Alternatively, a talking animal denotes your potential to be all that you can be.
To see an owl in your dream symbolizes wisdom, insight, magic, expanded awareness and virtue. You are highly connected to your intuitive senses and psychic power. The owl is also synonymous with death, darkness and the unconscious. The appearance of an owl may be telling you to let go of the past or certain negative behaviors.
As I told the dream to my husband, I found that I am wearing a sweater that is the exact print and fabric of the pants I was wearing in the dream. I guess I'll see where this sweater leads me today...