Flying Dreams

Flying dreams can be interpreted in many different ways depending the context of the dream. For the most part flying dreams are very positive dreams that signify high exceptions that reflect your walking life. Though it can also hold a negative translation if you are having difficulty taking off.  These thrilling type dreams are fairly common and considered one of the top dream themes we get in our life time. Flying dreams can be extremely vivid as if we are superman for the night. As you soar high above the clouds and defy gravity these dreams hold great significance that shouldn’t be overlooked.

Analyze Your Flying Dream:

Before you start analyzing your dream you must take into consideration all the details of the dream. Once you have understood all the feelings and symbols, then you would have a better chance of decoding the flying dreams.

– How are you are feeling when you are flying?
– Where was your location?
– What was the reason why you where flying? Was I stopped in flight?
– Do you remember what events took place before flying?
– How and where did you land? Did you land at ease?
– Who was with you? Was I going up or down?


Flying reflects what might be going on in your life at the moment. You might be in a transitional stage feeling as if you can lift off  at any moment. It could also suggest an elevated mood or taking off from something that was stagnated in life? You are high in the air above people and life. These are very positive reflections on what might be to come in the future. Sigmund Freud suggested that flying was linked to a sexual burst, possible for the first time.  What in your walking life is making you feel high and reaching new achievements? Could this relate to relationship, job or travel? There might be some aspects of encountering personal freedom that was not reached in the past. For the most part once you have a dream flying with out any difficulty it is a good omen that will bring future luck and self guidance.


Trouble Flying:

Dreams where you have trouble taking off can be quite frustrating.  Are you having trouble getting your feet off the ground? Does this sound familiar to your walking life? Having a tough time flying in your dreams suggest that someone or something is stopping you from moving to the next step in life. In order to know what is holding you back from flying, try and remember who was with you in your dream.  If you where by alone and struggled to fly implies that you are lacking confidence within yourself. Lets say if you had trouble taking off from your house.  It’s possible that you need to move out of your house! Also many would dream having trouble taking off from work. If this is the case it represents a lack of motivation to take it to another level.

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 or “dream symbols”  help us determine what is stopping us from moving up in the world.

Scared of Flying:

Flying in a dream can either be exhilarating or a nightmare depending the dream.  Not being able to control your flight in your dream is rare but it does happen from time to time. Scared of flying suggest a need for more control and balance in your life, afraid to make the next move. Are you trying to control to much in your life?  Do you have trouble letting go of the past?  Another possibility could be with your confidence. Do you have trouble setting goals too high you cannot reach?


Direction of Flight:

It is important to know what direction where you where going when you where flying high up in the clouds.  Where you flying upwards, downwards or backwards? If you are flying upwards in your dream suggest you are now on a new level spiritually. If you where flying downwards we are trying to get more in tuned to our unconscious. If you are flying low to the ground it represents strength and determination in your life.  If you are flying an airplane it means your not fully free to have fun but your almost there.  If you are flying backwards suggests you want to relive the past and the good memories you experienced.

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Dream Forum Flying Dreams:

Steve B.

I have had numerous dreams of flying. In my dreams, I am pictured as an Angel. I am always in flight looking for some new adventure to help some helpless soul. My dreams started when I was about 10 years old. The dreams stopped and recently in Feb. of 2009 they resumed. During the beginning of the month  I had this realistic dream of flying and assisting a young single mother. After awakening from the dream a voice spoke to me and told me to record the dream. That following night, I had another dream and the same voice told me to record that dream also. Then it gave me instructions to record my dreams for the entire month of Feb. 2009. After recording my dreams for the month, during my final dream the voice told me to right a book. As of now, my book has been written and published.Flight Of An Angel:Dreams Do Come True. I would encourage everyone that have these positive dreams to follow your dreams they will take you to higher places.


I have been flying in my dreams since I can remember. Im 43 now and have had flying dreams since I was around 5. My flying dreams consist of being able to run three steps, take off, then float. I use swimming motions to control myself. Lately I can travel at very fast speeds, let say i can be in LA and travel to Japan in a few seconds if I want. My latest dream consisted of this. I was flying above the clouds looking down at a town/city, it was day time, I could hear the wind in my ear and the warm sun beating against my skin. I could see my arms stretched out in front of me, and I even noticed a scare on my left arm that I have had since I was 9 years old, this was very lucid. I heard some music and decided to go look for where the sound was coming from. I saw a small park below and decided to go land there, I saw 3 homeless men playing the blues, it sounded so good, I then took off again and all of a sudden I could see a tornado in the distant ripping up a small town. This Tornado seemed so real, I could see debris flying everywhere and people running from it. I could even see the colors of the peoples clothes. I noticed a small girl crying and in need of help so I swooped down and picked her up, and took her to a safe area, in all the while the tornado was still destroying things. I have also had dreams of myself flying over fast moving waves of seawater, sometimes they overtake land and cities. Overall I really enjoys my flying dreams because I can control where I fly and where I go. I have even flown in outer space, but when I do Gravity takes over and I have less control as I fly by planets and stars.


I had this dream I was flying for some reason it is always in the same spot but with different people around I jump and i fly im flying through the sky on a beautiful day nobody is bothering me and i am having so much fun flying its the best feeling and then as I am flying I see this tree house and it is literally a house in the tree except it has little doors and there is a church beside it and i fly to the tree house but the difference this time was someone actually lived in this house and when I came in through one of the windows I said hello hello anyone here and this little voice said hello who are you how did you get in and i said i flew up here and she said nobody can fly and i said I can and I showed her she looked a little scared then asked how did you do that I told her I don’t know one day i jumped and just started flying told her i am sorry to scare you I told here is it okay to come visit sometimes and she said yes but can you come to the door next time and i said okay then left and as soon as I left I woke up.

Timmy S.

1. The first (and most common) are when I can levitate up into the air, either inside a house or outside. I love these dreams as it is effortless and I don’t have to try. All I do is just stand there and wave my hands like I am treading water (in those gentle, fish-finny kinds of ways) and up I go…easy!

In fact, I find myself being surrounded by people who can’t levitate and I try very hard to teach them how to do it. Some manage to levitate a little and are amazed — others can’t and I feel very sorry for them in my dream.

When I wake it is so difficult to come to terms with the fact that I cant’ do it — it is so real to me.

(Similar to this dream but not of flying or levitating, I have dreams of having the ability to move things without touching them — psychokinesis  I think it is called. Effortlessly being able to levitate other things… with just the power of my mind. So powerful are these dreams that when I wake from them I have been known to… attempt… to do it while awake….but, alas, no luck. *sigh*)

2. This second kind of dream is one of true flying where I can fly through the air, horizontally and with arms by my side. I seem to be able to steer by dipping one side of my body the way I wish to turn. It is a gentle flight, not zooming, varying between 20-100 feet in the air…dodging trees or power poles when necessary (I haven’t the power to “go through” things). It is just the sheer joy and exhilaration of the flight..watching things go by and seeing the world from a different perspective. I find myself in the dream wishing that others could experience it.

Art Vandaly 

I just had a flying dream for the first time in my life a couple nights ago. (And I’ve been trying to lucid dream for a while now)
I recently read an article referring to how before the 17th century humans used to sleep for four hours (first sleep), wake for an hour or two and then go back to sleep (second sleep) for another four hours.
I did that the night I had the dream. The dream came during second sleep.
I live in LA, but in the dream, I had moved to New York and was conscious of having woken from my first sleep and was using the time in between sleeps to “discover” more about NYC. I was in a car at first going up and down large hills with scenic views and then it turned into a magic carpet. There was a presence of a male (I am female) above me telling me to “come on” and that it wasn’t as difficult as I thought it would be, so I started flying. We would get up high and SO close to reaching monuments, but there were balloons and confetti in the way so I got frustrated and we would start over again about 10 feet from the ground. This happened probably 3 times and then I was suddenly with a female (maybe she had been there the whole time?) and arrived to where she thought my parking spot was. Somehow without knowing the city I knew that the real spot was not that one, but a block away.