“Cage” is about the struggle to keep our minds focused on positive things, rather than stewing in the garbage the world throws at us.
What you put in and let out of your mind is important. Our minds are like steel traps or cages, thoughts pace back and forth and ideas are snapped up so easily. The cockatiel represents trusting God and her hat symbolizes the 'cage' of the mind. Cleaning up our mind is a conscious effort that results in better relationships, health and enjoyment of life. The bird perches upon her mind to visually show what we must allow God to guard our mind and thoughts.