Exploring Flying in Dream Meanings
Have you ever had a dream in which you are flying? If you have, I’m willing to bet you remember it vividly. These dreams are so exhilarating! There is a sense of ultimate freedom that is hair-raising. Upon waking we almost weep at having to set our feet back on the ground.
That’s a key point, because flying dream meanings deals with freedom. Specifically, freedom to be creative and self-expressive.
I was talking to a friend of mine last night who told me she’s had flying dreams since her youth. However, recently instead of flying solo, she finds herself in an airplane or helicopter. I was inspired by her curiosity about these flying dream meanings. I figured if she was interested in these dreams, then many of you might be too. So, I thought I’d share some thoughts about these phenomenal dreams.
Symbolic Suggestions about Flying Dream Meanings
Bring on the Birdseye View:
When we dream of flying, it is often our subconscious desire to get above and beyond our circumstances. Moreover, many people who have a lot of flying dreams have a need to see the bigger, broader view of situations. Whether you have a knack for seeing the big picture, or have a need to get more objectivity – a flying dream is your cue to expand your view of your surroundings.
Elton John Nailed It:
You know that song “Rocket Man”? It describes a guy talking about launching off into space. For him, it’s just a job 5 days a week. He misses his home, he misses his wife. He feels burned out and all alone. I think this is why many of us conjure up flying dreams. Very often we get hung up in our jobs, or we feel stuck in our situations. Flying dream meanings indicate our deep desire to launch out of these ruts in life. Sometimes these dreams indicate a need to take flight and rocket into a different way of living our lives.
Are You Mental?!:
No, of course you’re not mental if you have a flying dream! But it’s important to note the realm of air is a mental element. Air is symbolic of the mind. Air deals with thoughts, intellect and dreams. That’s noteworthy because a flying dream might be a prompt to pay attention to our thoughts. Are we avoiding certain thoughts? If so, our flying dream might mean we are trying to escape stressful/negative thinking. The realm of air is also about communicating thoughts. So, a flying dream might ask us to investigate how we are expressing ourselves, our thoughts and our ideas to others.
This pointer deals with our dreams when we are flying in vessels like planes or helicopters, etc. My friend recently started having flying dreams exclusively in some kind of flying device. I suspect this is happening because she’s got a lot of regulations she’s dealing with in real-life. Flying in vessels in dreams indicates a need for safety, protection or rules. It may also imply a loss of self-confidence, or being timid when it comes to feeling big freedom. It may also indicate a need for extra navigation in life situations. I’m not suggesting we pull the parachute cord in these dreams. No, I think these vessel-controlled flying dreams are important to interpret. They represent a level of control required in our lives. That’s great, however, great freedom often means taking great risk.
In closing, I hope you enjoyed this post on flying dream meanings. And many thanks to my friend for inspiring me to write it for you!
As always, I’ve got to give you kudos for interpreting your own dreams according to your own life situations. I’m glad you know these are just my observations after interpreting dreams for many years – but that doesn’t mean these pointers are the end-all-be all. You be you!
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