What an adventure it is to soar above the treetops, completely unencumbered, gliding on the wind. Flying dreams are exhilarating and can leave you feeling on top of the world.
Nothing embodies freedom more than flying. I love to dream that I’m flying and actively practice it in lucid dreams. Flying is just so fun – I want more.
Aside from the sheer joy of doing it, flying dreams have symbolic meaning. In a general sense they are about expanding who you are as a person. More specifically, flying dreams are about:
- Gaining Momentum
- Getting off the Ground
- Feeling Superior
Flying dreams, especially dreaming of flying unassisted, embody freedom. These dreams can be about living life by your own rules. They may also suggest freedom from a situation, relationship, belief, or attitude.
Often flying dreams occur after you have moved on from something. Or they may occur when you need to leave a situation.
Flying is fun and adventurous. Dreaming of flying can reflect your adventuresome side or it may suggest a desire for more adventure in your life. Flying dreams can point to a craving for more experiences in your life. It may be time to go out into the world and explore!
Taking off in your dream, whether it leads to flying or not, can be about gaining momentum in area of your life. These dreams may come when you are gaining momentum on a project, at work, or in relationship. It suggests that whatever you are doing is starting reach a tipping point and soon you will “take off” and achieve your goals.
Getting off the Ground
Sometimes flying dreams are about a need to get going in your life or to get something off the ground. Such dreams suggest a need to get moving. It’s time to stop procrastinating and get your project off the ground.
Flying dreams can also indicate success your life. The dream may be about an accomplishment, something you have already achieved, or something that is *just* about to become successful.
Height often represents status – the higher you are positioned, the higher your status. Dreaming of flying above others can suggest feeling of superiority. These dreams can show you areas where you judge others or yourself.
Pay attention to the feelings in the dream. Sometimes flying dreams can be about fear – especially if you feel fear during the dream. If this is the case, the dream may be showing you areas where your own fear is preventing you from “taking flight” in your life.
Unable to Fly
Another variation on flying dreams is that you are not able to fly. In these dreams you may find yourself in an airplane that won’t take off, or you might make a failed attempt to fly.
These dreams could suggest that something is holding you back from accomplishing your goals or living the life you want. Look to other dream symbols to discover what is holding you back and what you can do about it.
Not Time Y et
Not being able to fly can also suggest that the time isn’t right for your undertaking. You may have some more growing to do before you can “take flight.”
Always pay attention to how you feel both during the dream and when you wake up. Your feelings in the dream connect to feelings in your waking life. Use your feelings as a guide to draw parallels to your waking life.
Fear of flying in your dream may suggest fear of success or fear of freedom. Use the context of the dream to understand where your fear lies. Other variations on fear include uncertainty, hesitation, anxiety, and anger.
If you are unable to fly in the dream, it may be your own fear (or resistance) that is holding you back. Connect your feelings in the dream to similar feelings in your waking life. You may need to release your fear before you can fly.
Feeling joyous, adventuresome, free or any other variation of happiness shows your positive feelings about the situation in the dream. Connect your positive feelings in the dream to similar feelings in your waking life to understand what this flying dream is showing you.
Last Thoughts on Flying Dreams
Flying dreams can be awe-inspiring or terrifying. Your experience in the dream is a reflection of your perspective. Look to your feelings to understand where the dream is pointing.
Flying dreams are about expansion and breaking limitations. Flying suggests an expansion of some sorts, while not being able to fly shows places where you are stuck. Pay attention to your stuck points as these are areas of your life you need to pay attention to.
It’s your turn, Dreamer
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