What are flying dreams about?
This symbol is identified by words like soar, glide, fly, etc.
Flying in dreams is a common dream symbol, occuring in about 7.2% of dreams. That's about 1 out of every 15 dreams.
What are the major highlights of flying dreams?
Flying is a very interconnected dream symbol. Having flying in a dream substantially changes the nature of the dream.
Flying dreams are associated with lucid dreaming
Dreams of flying are much more related to lucid dreaming than all other dream symbols. Lucid dreams are dreams in which you are aware that you are dreaming. Of course, not all dreams of flying are lucid dreams. But dreams of flying are more related to lucid dreams than 90% of all other dream symbols. Other symbols that are like this include paralysis, souls, couldn't open eyes, harvests, revenge, armageddon, outer space, spirals, fun, and venus.
What symbols more present in dreams of flying?
Flying dreams are notable because they have substantially more elements of air, pilots, dragons, hummingbirds, flies, natural elements, jets, fighter jets, spaceships, planes, ufos, helicopters, sparrows, places, birds, clouds, hawks, natural places, pheasants, crows, islands, eagles, the sky, owls, other verbs, chimneys, plane crashes, general crashes, general insects, general movement, balloons, venus, airports, the earth, outer space, butterflies, Ethiopia, bodies of water, the planets, ravens, countrysides, above, rockets, mosquitoes, oceans, magic, wasps, water, magnifying glasses, bees, crashes, lasers, large celestial bodies, elements of earth, Haiti, objects in space, cannons, the galaxy, and angels than 95% of other dream symbols.
What symbols less present in dreams of flying?
Flying dreams are notable because they have substantially less social media, boyfriends, former partners, miscarriages, infidelity, relationship events, seeing a dead father, crushes, seeing a dead relative, abortions, romantic partners, facebook, pregnancy tests, pregnancy, guilty, seeing a dead grandmother, love, sex, seeing a dead pet, falling in love, instagram, abusing, girlfriends, teeth falling out, flying, verbs, movement, giving birth, sexuals acts, menstruation, weddings, serial killers, snapchat, flirting, kissing, crying, surgery, raping, seeing a dead grandfather, best friends, artists, nightmares, cancer, dating, and acne than 95% of other dream symbols.
What are the symbols that help define flying?
The symbol of flying in dreams is highly related to floating.
How does the dream symbol of flying affect the different aspects of a dream?
Explore different elements related to dreams of flying
Who is in flying dreams?
Overall, dreams with flying are less related to characters in dreams. Specifically, dreams of flying are more related to animals, much more related to insects, and more related to fantastic beings than dreams in general. They are less related to different roles, less related to distant people, and less related to close people.
What are the emotions in flying dreams?
Grief and sorrow
Who is in flying dreams?
Overall, dreams with flying are aren't really related to places in dreams. Specifically, dreams of flying are more related to transportation and more related to natural places than dreams in general. They are less related to work and less related to human places.
What happens in flying dreams?
Overall, dreams with flying are less related to events in dreams. Specifically, dreams of flying are more related to disasters than dreams in general. They are less related to friendly interactions and less related to sex.
How do flying in dreams related to other dream phenomenon?
Overall, dreams with flying are aren't really related to dream events in dreams. Specifically, dreams of flying are much more related to lucid dreams, more related to recurring dreams, and more related to sleep paralysis than dreams in general. They are less related to nightmares and less related to waking life.
How can you make sense of flying in dreams?
Flying dreams are common. Among other things flying dreams are very postively interconnected and are associated with lucid dreaming.
Do you think this is true for your dream of flying? How might your dream of flying be different?
All dreams have meaning
You can gain insight from thinking about any dream, no matter how strange. Only you, as the dreamer, have final say on what your dream may or may not mean. Each dream is unique.
Look for the differences
The DreamWell dictionary provides information on how each dream symbol appears in dreams in general. Finding how experience flying in dreams can be a key to understanding its meaning.
Return to the feelings
Our emotions in dreams can help us understand its meaning. Pay attention to how you felt in the dream. Pay attention to how you feel about flying in dreams. See how you feel about flying now, in your waking life.
What are possible meanings for dreams of flying?
Flying is a common dream theme and has a variety of meanings. The most common are related to flying as an expression of “going somewhere” in your life. It expresses confidence and enthusiasm, or just pure happiness. It can show achievement and success. It’s a physical representation of a personal situation.
The symbolism of flying depends heavily on whether you fly under your own power or in a plane. Flying under your own power is often associated with ability to “soar” in your personal life and development. These flying dreams are common in people who are discovering their capabilities and developing their skills and intellect. Thoughts are sometimes said to soar, and intellect is associated with air, so flying under your own power can be a graphic way of representing the power of your mind.
Flying under your own power is associated with freedom. Like a bird, you are free. You can come and go as you please.
The symbolism of flying in a plane is discussed at length in the Airplane entry. But, quickly, the symbolism often relates to getting to a place you want to be in your life—a goal, ambition, aspiration, desire.
Flying is associated with “rising above” and gaining a broader perspective. See: Balloons
Flying can symbolize progress—personal progress, or just progress in general, such as toward getting a degree or reaching another sort of goal.
It can mean finding a way out of a tricky situation. When you fly away it means “goodbye.”
It can mean you wish to escape. See: Escaping
Flying is used to describe the feeling of being high on drugs, or just “in the zone” where nothing can stop you or hold you down. See: Floating
The flip side can be expressed through flying symbolism, too. If you are restricted you can dream about being unable to fly, or about trying to take flight but something stops you or shoots you down. You are not successful. You don’t have freedom. You are unable to rise above.
Inability to fly, or hindrance in flight, can symbolize limits that you place on yourself or that are placed on you. It can mean you’re having difficulty “taking off” or launching.
For example, a gay teenage female dreams about being trapped in a bird cage while seeing her love interest’s cellphone passing messages between that girl, who is a close friend, and a boy her friend likes. The bird cage symbolizes the dreamer’s sexuality limiting her. She can’t have what she wants, her love interest. See: Bird cages
A woman has a recurring dream about flying in which she launches into the air and feels exhilarated. However, how high she can fly is limited, as if she bumps into an invisible ceiling.
It’s tempting to interpret this dream as a metaphor for the “glass ceiling,” but it’s actually more personal than that. Really, it’s about accepting her own limits. Flying in this dream symbolizes her personal development. She is finding out that she has high capabilities. She can really soar and be successful. However, she is also finding out she has limits. They’re invisible in the sense that she doesn’t know she’s reached them till she’s actually there.
There is a saying, “The higher you fly, the more you must be grounded.” It means that the more success a person has, the more they need to stay in touch with everyday reality—especially important for highly intelligent individuals who might otherwise get lost in their heads. The psyche is a self-regulating and balancing system, and if any one part of it goes too far one direction, its complementary part will bring the person back to earth—sometimes with a rough landing! This female needs to learn how to ground herself more in everyday reality and in her body if she wants to expand her limits. See: Compensation
Distance in a dream can refer to emotional or personal distance, and in this sense, flying can be viewed as a means of quickly closing that distance. When traveling long distances, flying is the fastest mode of travel, which can symbolize the fastest means to get to a goal.
People who are afraid of flying or have concerns related to taking flights, such as how to handle small children on a plane, can dream about flying in connection with these issues. These are possible topics for dreams to explore through scenes of flying.
This interpretation is from ""The Dream Interpretation Dictionary: Symbols, Signs, and Meanings" and is provided by J.M. DeBord aka "RadOwl". He is the author of several acclaimed books about dreaming, the host of The Dreams That Shape Us podcast, and is a moderator of r/Dreams, one of the largest dream sharing communities on the internet.
Examples of dreams of flying
Read some real dream reports of flying dreams.. These real life dream reports come from the moderated dream sharing communities of Reddit including r/Dreams, r/Nightmares, r/DreamInterpretation, or r/thisdreamihad. Please note that some of these may contain graphic, sexual, or violent images and text. Use the source link for each dream to view and join the discussion of each one.
Hi, it’s 3pm now and I’m still kind of paralyzed by this dream pls help understand. Even cats were frightened by the energy this morning. going through some kind of spiritual awakening
So, I woke up with that weird feeling something must be wrong, then I saw that the light was turned on downstairs - I spent the night by myself, my partner decided to spent the night at his workplace. I was kind of scared and wanted to get up to turn it off but then my cat lay down on me to cuddle and I decided to wait until she had enough and would leave. Moments later I realized the light was turned off again!! Our second cat came upstairs and looked very frightened! I got really scared and decided to get up later, that thought seemed to soothe me. I fell asleep, So now what happened in my dream was that weird things would happen in our house, noises, floating objects. In that dream my partner was at home but our home looked a little different and I was trying to scream desperately to show him but there was no sound coming out of my mouth! Then I tried to to film with my phone what was happening but it didn’t work.. Then I heard a very loud buzzing in my ear, which happened quite often lately in wake life but not that intense.. I don’t even know if that buzzing ringing was in my dream or real, I remember screaming and I honestly don’t know if I might have really screamed in “reality”. So, when I was fully awake I got up immediately, going downstairs and realizing the light was turned on - again !!
I’m really confused. As mentioned I’m going through a spiritual awakening but I have no idea what this might have been. Srsly grateful for any thoughts on that. I still feel very drained, energetically tired and can’t seem to let go. It keeps make me feel down .. tried yoga and high vibe meditation.
So, I woke up with that weird feeling something must be wrong, then I saw that the light was turned on downstairs - I spent the night by myself, my partner...
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I murdered Santa, stole his sleigh and had to use a bigass parachute to get it flying because lack of Santa magic made the reindeer too weak to get it into the air by themselves.
I don't really understand why that dream happened in the middle of summer but oh well. Also, Santa was slimmer than usual and the seat in the sleigh was extremely uncomfortable. I still flew though. Nothing else happened.
I don't really understand why that dream happened in the middle of summer but oh well. Also, Santa was slimmer than usual and the seat in the sleigh was...
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Try asking "What time is it" or "What day is it" in a Lucid Dream for something creepy
My dad told me if I asked either of these questions, something really creepy would happen, and just so happened a few days later I had a lucid dream and remmembered to ask this, I was dreaming with 3 people that i knew: My mom, My dad, and my Grandma (Just for context). When I asked "What time is it?" Suddenly everyone stared at me, my vision started to get darker and shaky, My mom turned completelly black, her eyes turned red and she Glided extremelly fast towards me and I woke up
My dad told me if I asked either of these questions, something really creepy would happen, and just so happened a few days later I had a lucid dream and...
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I have dream questions and need help solving them.
Does anyone one else go to lay down, close their eyes... then your body gets heavy. You start to leave your body and your like floating high and far away. You feel your body getting pulled harder and it gets heavier. You leave your body so far behind going as far as you can way up into space if you like... then you feel yourself not being able to breathe because you body is too heavy. So you make your way back to your body. Then when you get back inside you can finally move and open your eyes. But you kinda want to just floating away and feel free again? Am I the only one? I can't find this anywhere online. I need help understanding what this is....
Does anyone one else go to lay down, close their eyes... then your body gets heavy. You start to leave your body and your like floating high and far away. You...
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What does it mean to have a dream within a dream?
I had a dream within a dream, a dream where there was a rainbow, and some kids had entered into the rainbow, while other kids stayed. When I had awakened –while still yet dreaming– my mom was telling me about her dream of seeing a rainbow, which suddenly made me remember my own dream that I had. I told her the dream, I told her that above the rainbow, there seem to be a dark overcast of clouds in the sky, but just below the clouds (yet still floating in the sky) was a Kaaba, and below the Kaaba was the rainbow. Me and my mom had an argument of sorts about the dream I had, I told her the rainbow consisted of many colors, like yellow, green, and orange; and the kids–who were muslim–would enter each color. Some kids went forward into the rainbow, while other kids stayed standing there. Me and her were discussing the Kaaba in the sky and why it was there (I think the Kaaba was abducting the kids who entered the rainbow) I think it was part of the end times, as though the kids who entered the rainbow were getting raptured. Yet (since me and her are both Christian) why wasn't it all Christian imagery, why was the dream showing muslim content? I think that's what we were puzzled about. Yet there, the dream had about ended.
I had a dream within a dream, a dream where there was a rainbow, and some kids had entered into the rainbow, while other kids stayed. When I had awakened –while...
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