Flying dreams are a particularly powerful type of lucid dream which are commonly experienced by people all over the world. At one point or another most individuals will experience a dream about flying. In fact, flying dreams are among the most commonly reported dream experiences. Flying dreams can be incredibly thrilling and exciting, but they can also be frightening and unsettling, depending on the circumstances of the specific dream.
When one experiences dream flying that is fully lucid, in which the individual is able to control his or her flight, it usually represents a sense of personal power. When one is flying in the dream state and is in control, the feeling is often incredibly liberating, exciting and exuberant. These sorts of dreams come along with an incredible sense of freedom and indicate feelings of openness, and of confidence that one can accomplish anything at all and that one has no boundaries.
On the other hand, flying dreams in which the individual feels out of control and frightened may indicate several different things. First of all, dreams like this suggest that one has not yet obtained full control over lucidity in the dream. If you are flying in a dream but are not fully lucid, you will not have full control over your flight, and this alone can be very frightening, especially if you have not yet come to terms with the fact that you are dreaming. Dreams like this often seem to turn in to the commonly experienced falling dream, in which the individual realizes on some level that he should not be able to fly, and thus plummets to the ground.
Out of control flying dreams may also indicate that the dreamer is feeling that they are stretching themselves too far too fast, and that they are fearful of meeting with obstacles or of experiencing changes. If you are regularly having flying dreams in which you are frightened and out of control, try grounding yourself more fully in your every day life. Establish your own personal boundaries and work to take good care of yourself and your needs. Then, when you are ready to undertake some transformations in your life, you will be working from a good base and will be less likely to experience fear of change and uncertainty!
Flying dreams in which you are flying with ease may also indicate that you are rising above problems or are becoming liberated from things which are holding you back. Having difficulty remaining in flight may indicate a lack of control over a situation. If you experience objects which obstruct flight, such as buildings or trees, this may indicate an individual or an issue that is standing in your way in waking life. Fear of flying too high may indicate a fear of challenges or of success.
No matter what sort of flying dreams you are having though, they usually seem to occur when an individual is experiencing a state of psychological recovery and is learning valuable lessons about their life. Usually when I experience flying dreams, they come following very difficult or intense periods in my life. If I have been depressed for several months, or have been worried about a serious issue that has been difficult to resolve and have just begun to come out of that state or to resolve the problem in question, I will often find that I experience a flying dream. Even if I am still not in the best state of mind, flying dreams are usually a good indicator to me that my spiritual and psychological states are improving, that I am working towards solutions, growth and transformation, and that I am about to enter a new, improved stage in my life!
Another interesting aspect of flying dreams is that they can both be brought on by lucid dreaming and are capable of leading to lucid dreaming. As I have discussed in so many other places on this site, lucid dreaming happens when the dreamer becomes aware that they are dreaming. Since flying is such an unreal state, it is very common for individuals who are having flying dreams to become lucid because they know that they are doing something that they cannot do in waking life. After this, the dream can become quite fun, as it becomes very easy to control the speed and height of flight, and it also becomes possible to fly to desired locations in the dream world to visit far away places or to see friends!
Alternately, flying is one of the most enjoyable aspects about learning to have lucid dreams! After practicing lucid dreaming for some time, you may find that when you become lucid you can fly at will, controlling every aspect of the experience with your awareness! This can be a little difficult, as the foreign nature of the experience may occasionally cause false awakenings, but it can also be very thrilling and rewarding!
Flying dreams are very powerful, no matter what sort of experience you have of them or how they develop, and I find that it is always very valuable for me to consider my flying dream experiences carefully. They are almost always trying to communicate something to me that I may not even be consciously aware of! So enjoy the freedom of flying in your dream states, and let me know in the comments about any flying dreams you have experienced, either recently or in the past!
I frequently dreamt of flying in my younger years and for the most part, they were out of control flying dreams. In some, unknown people were chasing me and I couldn’t fly high enough to escape them. Sometimes they were almost catching my feet as I tried to get away. In others, I was flying but couldn’t steer or control the speed and would be heading toward buildings or mountains and couldn’t slow down or steer. In others, I was flying but kept getting higher and higher and was afraid I’d reach the end of the atmosphere or not be able to get back down. These were very disturbing dreams and, although i realize that they obviously meant I was having control issues in my life, they were frightening. I personally am glad I no longer have these flying dreams. I’ll stay firmly planted on the ground.
In my dream I’m standing amongst a group of people. They are not familiar to me, but I’m comfortable with them so I must know them somehow. I say to the dark haired man,”let’s go hunting!” I turn take off sprinting and leap into the sky. Immediately doing a single corkscrew and continue my flight. I wasn’t sure what the hunting ment and I still don’t know. As me and the gentleman were cruising along I see this tree top that seemed to be 10ft in diameter and now thinking of it. It seemed like a giant birds nest I almost feel positive it was a nest because as I landed atop this tree (with ease I might add) I specifically remember seeing an egg as I landed. Once my feet were upon the tree it wasn’t an egg. It wasn’t anything. The gentleman accompanying me said lets go and departed. At this point in my dream I remembered that previously i had trouble taking off prior. (In another dream) I felt uneasy leaping into the air from what seemed to be 100s of feet up. I went for take off and plummeted down to the water below. Must of been a small river/creek. Once I came to ground level I awoke.(and when I say came to ground level it was only a split second from trying my takeoff to reaching groundl level.)
If anyone has any thoughts to what this could stand for and how I can accomplish flying again a would be so grateful. It’s all I think about now when I’m laying my head to this pillow. Please give information upon dream and how to achieve it again. Thx!
As soon as i realized it was a lucid dream i lifted my body and stared to fly. at first i could control my speed and i felt great as i could go another.i saw people in the ground looking at me and wonder why i was flying. I at once got a feeling i went to another dimension.this is not a few times in life. I am 37. There kind of lucid dream just happened within these 7~8 years.i had flying lucid dream for almost 30 times and each time is vary. if i am lucky i fly to another peaceful dimension the worst is not able to manage speed that’s it. If it was bad sometimes i got stuck in the curtains or any barriers and it makes a clicking sound.the feeling was awful.i could feel pain in my soul and it was not a nice experience. I even met some demon they bite me and sucked my blood. It felt kind of evil.it was not nice then i started to pray. It won’t work at once it usually takes a while to work. I usually suffered for quite some times after i was awake. i nearly thought that i wouldn’t be able t escape. I end up waken up either feeling my body frozen or very hot. Usually i am whole body frozen just two three times feeling very hot. Can you tell me what is going on as i am very frustrated. Sometimes i feel like a super women and sometimes a great loser because i either enjoy the flight or suffer from attack. A few times i got traced by non human soon i realize i astral travel to another dimension. I even experience some grab me with 10 hands and could not escape.please reply me thanks
I’d say that since my mid teens have I experienced lucid dreaming. The fear would always (and still does) come on too fast and too great for me to handle. It would come from nowhere and when I would awaken too fast, my body would be frozen. It’s the sensation of floating away very quickly that concerns me. I’m not in control and I’m flying usually straight up and fast. I always think I’m going to die were I to let go but my fear awakens me. I want to beat this. I need guidance.
Once, a girlfriend and I were sleeping over at her grandmother’s house in a spare bedroom. I was lucid dreaming, got up out of bed and with a purpose, walked to a dresser in the room to specifically look at myself in the mirror above it. The room was nearly pitch black. Why it seems I woke up to do this, I don’t know. But what appeared in the mirror was not my image. It was another man and once I realized this, I woke up. I told my girlfriend what had happened and the next morning, she shows me a picture of one of her grandmother’s deceased husbands (her second husband died not too long before our visit and I had never met this person). I recognized him instantly as the man in the mirror in my dream.
I’ve felt this same fear in my waking life. Not as often, but I recognize when it’s happening. I liken it to a panic attack as it’s the only term that makes logic sense to me. But there is more spirituality at play here and I don’t know what next to do.
What I would appreciate is your thoughts on this matter. Thank you.
Fantastic vivid flying dreams i’ve settled into where i can explore and take off at will and i’m actually conscious in the dream state in a manner that is no different to being awake the last one a few nights ago was so profound I can still recall deciding to jump off the balcony of a place totally unfamiliar to me and circling out over the roof tops in a neighbourhood out upon a golf course which i found funny at the time thinking wow a golf course, i didn’t know that was there ironically how could I, I was clearly able to see people that seemed to have a very different vibration to what i would normally sense in everyday life, i flew around and saw people playing on there outdoor pool table encased in a cool wisteria vine, moving around a young kid sitting in his tree-hut it seemed actually noticed my presence as a swished past and seemed disturbed initially to see this but i got a sense that he knew what was going on almost as if i just awoken something in his spirit that conveyed a comfort or knowing, i came back onto the balcony and this is the part someone else was connected to me in the place i was yet i have no recall of why i was even jumping off the balcony in the first instance except the feeling of , OK ill go see lol, id like to know who that is, fact i could see every detail of buildings and environment and people no different to an awakened state but only a vibration of that being i was with, interesting is Im fearless completely no inertia no sense of gravity not a thought of any physical perceptive barrier as the physical mind perceives normally just pure joy and excitement. when this first started i visited the same white house that had a strong sense of familiarity yet it had no windows a slip level house huge yet no detail id visit there then move on but far far far less detail not even close to the contrast of the vividness of the latest lot of dreaming, its become i was almost at one point the following day almost able to place myself back there just by thinking of it which did scare me a little that i could almost transcend my physical reality in a conscious state and be in two different realities simultaneously, yet it felt almost natural, i was at work and had to actually stop myself going there, i’ve no doubt no fear not even any sense of confusion able that rather a comfort that more is in store on a totally higher level.
today i sat at a slot machine and just focused on , i want to experience abundance of a little cash just a little bit you know i’m not greedy :), i seemed to phase out because when the jackpot music blurted out i got such a fright and looked around and reassure that i was alone in the room, and just laughed as yet another lovely piece of the puzzle was revealed in a way felt pure yet revealing as if there was an energy of , See told you so that surrounded me.
Ascension seems be flowing its welcome, strangers are smiling at me turning around in rooms as i walk an energy of ??? seems to be beaming off them, and im not going to even go into the constant almost being one step ahead of whats about to unfold in my day so many synchronizations if you will…. it seems so natural and again i’ve no fear no judgement just a sense that its pure and very very very exciting , i’m truly careless in life at this time like no other,hope this gives some insight, but remember don’t ever try and compare yourself to other people you/I/we don’t have the ability to do so as we are truly unique aspects, release yourself from the burden of acceptance of others drop that which is not yours to carry around, Does that make sense. Love to all that is and all that will be. 🙂
-Soul in Queenstown New Zealand-
I to have dreams of flying. I have never had fear of them since I have been having them since I was young. They are always amazing, but in the morning after having one I am soooooo tiered. My whole body feels drained. But is wonderful experience just the same. I am now in my dreams able to make others in my dreams fly with me. This is something new and very exciting! I just had to share!
I’ve had the same dreams of flying since I was a kid. I’m 23 and their very strong and vivid. Their so lucid I’m completely aware of the physical world but my someone can still concentrate to these flights I take.
Sometimes I’m trying to teach others how to fly, most of the time I’m escaping from danger (people and natural disasters) or saving someone. Often times, I’m extremely scared to fly really high.
Last night I gathered the nerve to almost penetrate this cloud that separated Earth from space. I never get too high, I stop then awake.
The flight itself is fun, I want to know why I’m scared to fly higher and what can I do to overcome this.
I’ve experienced several lucid dreams which have always left my body completely numb and paralyzed. First off, I’d like to say that I just read on another website that most people will only experience flying and having control during their dream flight very few times in their lifetime. For me that hasn’t been the case and I hope to have many flight dreams ahead of me. With that being said, I could recall several times during my sleep to wake up and have no control of my body and also having the feeling as if a demonic demon was weighing me down. The first time was one of the most uncanny for me. My parents and I had taken a trip to Mexicali. Since I was an adolescent at the time I opted to sleep in the family van outside in the driveway of the home. During that night I felt as if my soul was being lifted from my body. As if it was trying to leave the van but was stuck on the roof. Now I don’t remember if I could see my body laying below me like so many other people claim during their out of body experiences but I do recall the feeling that it was something negative and evil. I did what came naturally to me and I prayed. When I prayed it was really weird I felt as if my soul came through my feet and up my body till it finally gave me full mobility. I found that weird and needless to say I had a very restless night. The second time that I recall I was in my bedroom when I recall staring at my bedroom door and feeling paralyzed once again this time though I was fully aware that I had gone through this before and I was reluctant to start praying. Instead I remember, looking around trying to remember small details to rule out the fact that I was not dreaming thinking I wasn’t (does that make sense?) Anyways, I tried to yell but nothing would come out, I tried with all my might to move but also it would prove of no use. After, realizing that I could not move or yell, I did what I had done before, I prayed. Once again within a few seconds I was moving again. Now I’m not trying to say this works or that I’m a die hard Catholic I’m just saying I find/found it uncanny how praying helped my regain mobility on both occasions. Lastly, the reason I’m on this website. This morning I had a very Lucid dream on flying the numbness and sensation that I felt was unlike anything else I had ever experience it was as if when I was flying I was at a stand still of the highest peak of feeling during an orgasm. I realized that I was dreaming and would put my arm up like Superman and as I flew my body would go numb and more intense. I loved it. I was at a park and as I flew higher the park got smaller and so did the people in it. My question is this to anyone reading this. It’s so weird how the sensations that the body is feeling during sleep gets incorporated in our dreams. For instance, I recall in my dream being bitten by a dog only to wake up in my physical awaken state with the same hand that got bitten in the dream in pain. Any suggestions or feedback please respond.
You are incredibly lucky to have a seemingly natural connection to these lucid dreams.
My advice to you would be to keep experimenting and see where you can go. Also, try different dreaming herbs in your experimentation. This could prove helpful and make the experiences that much clearer, stronger, and more regular. It seems, that you are already growing in your proficiency within the dream state. Keep playing, keep experimenting, keep growing and keep us posted!
Um… well I just had a flying dream & I have been the past few nights, but this one was kind of scary. At first, it felt great and I could completely control everything! I was kind of half asleep and I had just fallen back asleep. I looked down & saw my shadow and then I just let my conscious mind totally fall into the dream. Then everything went black. I was still half asleep so I tried to wake up. Then I heard this ocean breeze kinda sound. It felt peaceful, but I was also kinda scared ’cause I’d never had this happen. I tried to wake up by shaking my body and opening my eyes, and for a minute I did open my eyes, but my whole face felt numb & I could only open my eyes for a few seconds at a time. It was so scary & it’s never happened before!!!
Thanks for sharing that! I would agree 100% that fear was my largest stumbling block when I first started lucid dreaming. In fact, when I started having waking out of body experiences, the #1 thing that took me out of that state of consciousness was my fear. I was afraid that I wouldn’t find my way back to my body. I was afraid that I’d be in this out-of-body or dream state forever. I was afraid that if I died within the dream that I’d die in real life. But, many years later, and hundreds of out of body experiences and lucid dreams of varying desgree under my belt, I’m happy to report that no matter how afraid I was, that I always ended up being completely fine.
Sometimes I’d even wake up where my body was completely frozen, like cement, and it took me a little while to regain control of my body, even AFTER I had woken up. But, every single time, the moment I let the panic pass, I regained control of my body again.
So, my point is simply this: Fear is a completely natural reaction, especially to such an unfamiliar state. But, embrace the fear, allow it to pass through you. Once it’s passed, you’ll be you again, with an incredible, often life-changing experience under your belt.