Dreams about flying can be quite empowering. This is one type of dream that almost always means good things. In order to understand exactly what this dream means, you have to consider the situation, the context and exactly what happens in the dream. If you are very lucky, you will have a lucid dream where you can control where you fly and what you do.
When you have a dream about flying, it feels like you have always been able to fly. It is like you are a bird in the wind or a butterfly. You are completely free to fly wherever you want without having to worry about falling. Because of this, flying dreams can be extremely exhilarating.
What Does It Mean to Have Flying Dreams?
Dreams about flying leave you feeling exhilarated, strong and empowered. You feel like you are the king of the world, and you wake up in a wonderful mood. This type of dream generally shows that you feel like you are in control of a certain situation. You feel good about where your life is going, and it seems like you are completely invincible as you are trying to reach your goals. Your future seems bright as you operate at your peak level of proficiency.
While most dreams about flying are quite positive, there are some occasions where they have less positive meanings. If there are complications in the dream, it shows a problem in your waking life that you need to find a way to resolve.
Common Problems in Dreams About Flying
While most flying dreams show empowerment and strength, there may be some complications in your dreams. We will include some of the most common problems you might encounter and what they might mean.
1. Feeling Powerless
If you encounter obstacles in your dream and cannot fly wherever you want to go, then it may symbolize something in your waking life. These obstacles show that you are having problems moving ahead. While you know what you want to accomplish, you cannot do so in the dream or your waking life because of these obstacles. If you can identify and avoid these obstacles, then you can still accomplish your goals.
2. You Feel Held Back
Instead of flying completely free, you sometimes feel like something, someone or some force is holding you back. You keep trying to leap off into the air, but this force is keeping you from flying. To analyze this situation, you have to look at the environment in the dream. If you are at home in the dream, it shows that a family member or family situation is keeping you back. If your dream location is at work, it may show that you do not have the motivation to reach the next level or someone is trying to keep you back.
3. Fear of Success
If you are afraid of flying dangerously high in the dream, it may show that you feel that there may challenges in your path. You may also feel afraid of actually achieving success in real life.
The Spiritual Meaning of Flying Dreams
When you dream about flying, it may show a deeper, more spiritual meaning. Flying upwards may mean that you are trying to advance to a higher spiritual plane. Flying low and at a parallel to the ground means that you are able to move effortlessly in your normal life. Meanwhile, flying downward toward the ground means you are trying to become more attune with your subconscious mind.
Sometimes, you may dream that you are flying backwards. According to spiritualists, flying backwards shows a desire to look at your past and relive all of your former sorrows and joys. It may also show that you want to gain a deeper understanding of your past in order to achieve healing. You may have fears and anxieties from the past that you are working to resolve in your waking life.
Other Meanings of Flying Dreams
Flying dreams tend to be a message from your subconscious. It could mean that you have difficulties in your current life that you are working to overcome. Flying is just a way to escape. Often, it is a positive omen that shows that you are following the right path in your career and personal relationship. There may be new opportunities that will help you escape from your past and move on. We will cover some of the varieties of flying dreams and their interpretations.
Floating in your dream shows that you are completely relaxed. You do not have to make any effort for things to work out. All you have to do is relax and let everything unfold naturally.
Your dreams about flying can quickly transform into a nightmare if you start to fall. This situation means that you have fears that are holding you back. If you are in a lucid dream, you will wake up as soon as you hit the ground. If you can control your dream, throw out your arms and it should get you to start flying again.
3. Sexual Release
Interestingly, Sigmund Freud believed that a dream about flying signified sexual release. We are all constrained by societal and cultural norms that repress some of our sexual desires. According to Freud, dreaming about flying was a way to be free of this sexual tension.
4. Flying in a Vehicle
If you are flying in a vehicle or an airplane, it means that there may be bad news approaching on the horizon. If someone flies away from where you are, it means that you will soon overcome people who are gossiping about you as long as you have integrity and stand strong.
5. Falling Out of the Sky
You are flying along and enjoying life, but suddenly you fall straight out of the sky. This shows that there is negativity around you that you need to escape. In real life, take a break and recharge your batteries.
6. Getting a Bird’s Eye View
If you are able to enjoy a bird’s eye view while flying, it shows a desire for more perspective. You may need to rethink your goals or make changes so that you are in line with your ambitions.
7. Being a Passenger
If you are a passenger in an aircraft, it means that you lack control. You may feel like other people have control over your decisions, but you keep going like everything is normal. This is a sign that you need to recognize the truth in your life and decide what you want. If you dream that you are the pilot, it shows that you have managed to take control and can accomplish anything that you want to in life.
Sometimes, you are no longer yourself in the dream. Instead, you are a bird that is flying across the sky. If this happens in your dream, it shows that you are facing a major challenge in your normal life. You want to be more independent, but situations in your professional and personal lives are holding you back.
9. Watching Yourself Fly
In some flying dreams, it seems like you are watching yourself from the outside. This means that other people might not trust you the way that you thought. You need to reconsider if you are being fair and reliable toward the people in your life. Trust is earned, so it takes time to build a strong rapport.