Flying dreams are often metaphors relating to your own personal freedom, control, and unconscious abilities that you may possess. These hidden talents are now becoming known to you, flying gives you a glimpse of what potential the future holds for you.
Having a chance to be Superman for the night can be quite an exhilarating feeling. You have complete freedom as you glide through the sky with ease like a bird looking down on the world below. Flying is considered highly symbolic in dreams, and these dreams often contain hidden messages for you to uncover.
This powerful symbol not only implies the chains that has been restraining you are now coming off, but also encourages you to trust the way of the universe and let go.
You are being offered a clue suggesting you are close to conquering your fears as you are one step closer to freedom. Alternatively, the fears you endured in the past no longer have power over you – finding the key that will open the door of opportunity.
Keep in mind, flying independently in the air is a very different type of dream experience than simply flying in an aircraft.
Flying Dream Symbolism
- New opportunities
- Spiritual ascension or growth
- Confronting fears
- Future potential
- Expressing hidden talents
- Creative burst
- New relationships
Flying Dreams: Lucid
Flying dreams and lucid dreaming seems to go hand and hand, but there is a fine line between the ability to “control your dreams,” and randomly flying in your dream.
It is not uncommon for people to practice the art of lucid dreaming just to experience the amazing rush of flying. The feeling can be as euphoric and liberating to the mind and spirit.
Alternatively, this is not actually necessary for a dream to be described as lucid. It has long intrigued scientists as it incorporates self-awareness and control, which are elements of wakefulness into dreaming. In order to properly decode the meaning of your dream you will have to whether you could control it or not. In this case, were you flying deliberately and consciously, or without control and direction?
Analyzing Flying Dreams
Dreams speak to us in a language often in images and metaphors relating to our personal lives. Thus, they offer hints at your weakness, strengths, and future possibilities. While flying could be classified under a “lucid type” dream it actually contains very positive symbolism.
People who often experience flying dreams notice a connection to a new transitional phase in their lives. In fact this can be mimicked as being able to take off randomly at any given moment. In life we all experience exciting times that make us happy we are living on this earth.
These powerful symbols appear during specific times in your life where change is imminent. However, you will need to figure out if flying is relating to an internal or external issue. I often dream that I am flying before big changes I’ve made like moving to a new house or starting a new venture.
Also, are you flying in a way that makes you feel free, or a way that indicates a desire to be free of someone or something? If your flying dream makes you feel hurried, anxious, or nervous, it may indicate there is a situation in your waking life that you should fly away from.
Not to be discouraged if you only flew for a short period of time, or maybe you jumped high up but landed – these dreams are hinting at not giving up and the virtue of continuing to try.
There seems to be a connection between flying and spiritual ascension, or the process of spiritual awakening that moves you into a higher frequency. Similar accounts have shown that astral projection and outer body experiences tend to occur during times of spiritual awakenings, or increased psychic abilities.
In most cases flying can be comparable or related to an O.B.E or astral projection. If flying or floating in dreams tends to mimic the experience felt during an out of body experience, then its possible the dreamer may have an increased their vibrational frequency.
For the most part once you have a dream flying without any difficulty it is a good omen that will bring future luck and self guidance. It may be the beginning of a spiritual breakthrough innvolving the following gifts:
- Increased intuition
- Living in the moment
- Inner peace
Trouble Staying In The Air?
Struggling to fly can be a frustrating experience as you might only get a couple seconds in the air. In some cases dreamers often experience lifting off the ground but coming right back down. These dreams are very symbolic and suggest something might be holding you back from advancing to the next stage in life.
Your dream might provide you with clues to show you where you might be lacking confidence or advancement. You can reflect on the people around you, location, and the context.
Try and think what was stopping you from taking off in your dream whether it was a you, a friend or a building that was in your way. These objects help us determine what is stopping us from moving up in the world. Your mind may be trying to fly in your dreams to overcome emotions in waking life like these:
- Stuck in life
- Trying to get to the next level or advance
- Wanting to experience a thrill but fears are holding you back
- Close to achieving your goals
- Risk taking
Scared of Flying Dreams
Since these dreams tend to be extremely vivid and the single thought of falling can bring you to the ground. Heights can either be an exhilarating or nightmarish experience.
Being afraid to fly usually highlights the dreamer’s fears that have manifested in their heads. The ego is responsible for stopping you from enjoying the fruits of life, and too much negative thinking stops you from having fun.
You might want to examine if you have control issues or trouble of letting go of the past. Maybe it’s connected to trouble setting goals too high you cannot reach.
- Afraid to take a chance,
- Need for excitement,
- Connected to your anxiety and fears,
- Letting your fears control you.
Flying Dream Symbolism
It is important to know what direction where you where going when you were flying high up in the clouds. Flying upwards in your dream suggest you are now on a new level spiritually. If you were flying downwards we are trying to get more attuned to our unconscious.
If you are flying low to the ground it represents strength and determination in your life. If you are flying backwards suggests you want to relive the past and the good memories you experienced.
Hovering or flying over water bring your awareness to your emotional state, and is a metaphor for being on top your feelings. Flying over mountains connects you with the spiritual side of yourself and your inner strengths. These are both positive dream symbols.
Gliding over cities, buildings and houses are common lucid type dreams having the dreamer feel as they are superman. These dreams could suggest control over your mind, body, and soul. Do you long for more control over yourself and your surroundings?
Dreams of flying life like a bird bring your focus on your own personal freedom as well being free spirited.
Flying A Plane In Dream Meaning
You have a chance to become a pilot for the night. Flying a plane is a very positive dream symbol that brings your attention to control over you next destination. Planes take us from one destination to another. This would be metaphoric as to what is currently going on during your daily life. Experiencing turbulence or crashing suggest issues you encounter on your way to the next stage in your journey.