Possible Interpretations of Dreams in Which You Are Flying
Have you ever had a flying dream? These dreams tend to be recurring types and can be intensely exhilarating for the dreamer. Many people talk about their experiences with flying dreams and want to know the possible meaning of such dreams as the sensation of flying tends to be extremely memorable. In this article, we will examine some of the most common flying dreams and potential meanings or interpretations.
Please note that I am not a psychologist—I simply am an avid dreamer and have done a lot of research on dreams in my lifetime. These dream interpretations should be taken and molded to fit your life.
Possible Meanings and Interpretations
One of the most common flying dreams is one in which you are flying to escape something or someone in your dream. I, myself, have had this dream many times. It is almost as if you realize "Oh, hey! I can fly in my dreams!" and then you proceed to fly away from an attacker or scary situation within your dream. How could this type of flying dream be interpreted? The first thing you'll want to think about is what is chasing you or what are you flying away from? Is it a person that you know? Is it a monster? Is it merely a scary situation? Examine the surroundings and the details of what you are trying to escape or fly away from. In many of my flying dreams as a teenager, I flew away from a prison cell. Something was making me feel as though I was imprisoned and I was trying to break free. I realized that I was trying to break free from low self-esteem. Flying in my dream was representative of my independence and breaking free from years of low self-esteem. Could you be flying away from something that is holding you down?
What about when a monster or bad person is chasing you and you are flying to get away from him/her? That monster is most likely representative of someone that you feel is restraining you in your life. If the monster has broken into your home, intruding monsters usually represent an impending illness in the family. Maybe your body is aware that you are getting sick and trying to fight it off. Flying away from the intruder is your subconscious effort to fly away from the sickness.
Another common flying dream is the dream in which you are trying to take off but can't seem to get off the ground. This particular storyline can be interpreted as that you are trying to accomplish a goal but feel as though every time you try, you can't seem to get there. Keep trying, you'll make it soon enough!
What about plain old flying through the air and over an ocean in a dream? These are usually very joyful and exhilarating and leave the dreamer with a feeling of euphoria, even upon waking. You are reaching new heights in your life, maybe in your career, in your relationships, or even within yourself and your own spiritual path.
Out-of-Body Experiences & Flying Dreams
Now, the ultimate question of out-of-body experience: could some of our flying dreams be indeed our spiritual selves separating from our physical and reaching new dimensions? Is there actually a difference between flying dreams and out of body experiences?
I have had a little experience with out of body experiences, and I can tell you that in many ways they are quite similar to flying dreams. The only difference in my personal experience is that OBE's are much more intense than flying dreams...and my OBE's consisted of my spirit or energy leaving my body and shooting up into space...to the stars. On both occasions of my OBE's, I remember looking down at earth from a place way up high.
It could very well be that out of body experiences are one-in-the-same with flying dreams. When we become lucid in our dreams, when we are conscious that we are dreaming, this is typically when we realize we can fly and soar to heights above the Earth and even into space.
Have you had an out of body experience? Do you feel that flying dreams are simply another way to experience OBE's or are they something totally different? I believe we create our own realities...so what you believe is what is right for you.
Questions & Answers
© 2011 Nicole Canfield