Flying dreams can be exhilarating and empowering or fearful and frightening, depending on what is taking place in your waking life. When the sensation of flying in your dream is a positive and enjoyable experience, this may indicate that you finally feel in control over something that you had been worrying about in your waking life. You may also be feeling “on top of the world,” in control of things and have an overall peacefulness about your relationships and career.
Dreams that conjure up a fear of flying or that you are flying too high might reveal that you are afraid to change something about yourself, afraid to take a new direction in setting goals or you are feeling stuck and do not know which way to turn. Could it also be that you might be afraid of achieving success in your life? If you dream that you are crashing into something during your dream, this might suggest that you have obstacles in your way either in the form of someone or something. Take some time to discover who or what might be getting in your way. If you have problems staying on course as you are flying or even just taking off from the ground, this may indicate that you are out of control and spiraling in your waking life, or that you have a lack of self-confidence concerning certain endeavors or projects. You must try to focus on believing in yourself and letting go of your fears — real or imagined ones.
Flying dreams may also give you a vast sense of freedom from the encumbrances of daily life. This feeling can help rejuvenate your outlook during your waking life and allow you to push through any struggles, obstacles or problems you may be encountering there.
For dreamers who are able to put themselves in a lucid dreaming state, flying dreams are often experienced. These individuals are aware that they are dreaming while they are asleep.
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