Floating Dream Meanings
Floating in Dreams: A Common but Variable Experience
Dreaming that we are floating is a common theme that both men and women encounter in their sleep. You may have dreamed about floating in the air, over your bed, or into space. Some people may confuse floating dreams with flying dreams, but there is a difference. Flying dreams are usually controlled, while floating ones are likely uncontrollable. Floating dreams are varied, but they often portray the dreamer moving slowly through either air or water.
In this article, we will discuss dreams about floating in air and on water, as well as possible scenarios and meanings. In the end, we hope that we are able to guide you in your attempt to figure out what your floating dream represents in your waking life.
What If I Dream That I Am Floating in the Air?
This can represent a variety of different things in your waking life. In general, floating dreams are positive in nature—they usually symbolize independence, freedom, acceptance, happiness, satisfaction, and success. As a result, these dreams are often associated with positive emotions in waking life. However, there are also times when drifting in a dream can suggest negative emotions and situations in your life. In order to discern what your dream means for you, it is important to try your best to recall every symbol that you saw and every emotion that you felt while you were in the dream. Each one of these symbols and emotions can have meaning in your waking life.
- Dreaming that you are floating in the air can represent new beginnings. Experts commonly agree that floating dreams are a sign of new freedom in a dreamer's life. This can refer to a variety of different situations and circumstances. For example, you may have moved out on your own for the first time, or you may be starting a new job. Floating dreams can also suggest that we are on a new course or path in life. It is possible that this type of dream points to a career change or a new career in general. It may even refer to a new friendship or relationship.
- Floating dreams can also represent peace and calm in our waking life. This may be a period of your life where you are in total control of your emotions. Everything in your life is in order and it appears that everything is falling into place. Once again, your dream about floating is portraying confidence, success, and happiness. This meaning applies whether you are floating in air or in water. In the case of dreams about floating in water, note that the water would be calm, with little to no current, in order for it to be indicative of peace and calm in your outer world.
What Are You Feeling When You Dream?
The emotions that you feel in your floating dream can also influence the meaning. How did you feel while dreaming? Were you scared, terrified, or helpless? Were you even scared at all? You can feel all types of emotions in such a dream—there is no wrong answer here. The emotions that are felt in your floating dream can have meaning in your waking life. If you felt happy, then it may suggest that you are happy in your waking life. If you were terrified, it can symbolize that there is something that you fear in your life. If you were scared or terrified, what is causing these same emotions in your waking life? The answer can very well be what your dream is trying to tell you.
Possible Floating Dreams and What They Mean
What if I dream about floating on waves?
A dream about floating on waves or rough waters could suggest that there may be trying times in the near future. It could also point to a current situation that is causing you issues. This may be brought on by anything, but the turbulence in the water is a sure sign of struggle somewhere in your waking life. If you dreamed that you saw a dead person or dead animal floating, this may also symbolize trying times in your future. Dreaming that you are gliding on water also commonly means that you will go through trying times but will ultimately find success. As you already know, nothing comes easy. Life is full of struggle, pain, and hardship. However, when you go through hell and back, it makes victory taste so much better.
What does it mean if there is an animal in a floating dream?
Experts suggest that animals showing up in this type of reverie is a positive sign. In most cases, the presence of an animal will represent happiness and joy. This is also true if you see family or friends floating in the water. If you dreamed that they are floating to you, this can represent a close connection to that person. If they are drifting away in your dream, then it may symbolize that you have lost your connection with them. It may be a good time to get back in touch.
What if I dream I'm floating straight in the air?
Drifting straight up in the air in a dream can represent that you are trying to reach new heights in your waking life. It is possible that you are trying new things or that you are pushing yourself to new limits. On the flip side, this type of dream can also suggest that we are not living up to our potential. You can reach great heights, but you have to make the effort to do so. Don't let anyone or anything hold you down.
On the other hand, if you dream that you are floating downwards, you are likely experiencing negative emotions. You are feeling the weight of the world on your shoulders. This can refer to any situation, circumstance, or relationship that is making you feel this way. This type of dream may refer to emotions such as anxiety or even depression. Quit letting things weigh you down.
What if I'm afraid to move in my dream?
If you dreamed that you were floating and you were afraid to move, this could symbolize that you may be having doubts in your waking life. Being afraid to move in dreams of this type can point to feelings of self-doubt. You second guess yourself, and deep down you believe that you are not worthy or capable. Once again, this can point to many things. It may be a relationship, work, or another situation. Remember, you are capable of anything. You have to believe in yourself before anyone else will. It is also possible that you are afraid of heights. If so, this particular floating dream is probably just representative of your fear of heights.
What if I'm floating in space in my dream?
Dreaming that you are floating in space suggests that you will succeed in troubled times. Your life may feel like it is going downhill and that there is nowhere to turn. Your emotions may be running wild—it may feel as though there are no answers. Even so, you will be successful and get through these troubled times. Dreaming that you are drifting in space can also symbolize that your potential is endless, and that you can go as far as you want. Just like space, there are no limits!
What does it mean if I have wings in a dream?
It is considered a positive sign if you dream that you are floating in the air and you have wings—it is indicative of good luck and often points to success and happiness in your waking life. Good luck may already be upon you. If not, this dream is a sign that it may be on its way.