To dream of flying represents feelings of a heightened sense of freedom or “reaching new heights.” Freedom from restrictions. Often pointing to situations where you are transcending your problems or personal limits. All things seem possible. You may feel you have a lot of choice available to you. Accomplishing your hearts desire in some way. Feeling that nothing can hold you back. A higher level of achievement. Something that made you feel wonderful, capable, and free. Often a reflection creative free expression in waking life. Flying dreams may also occur after a sexual encounter. Enjoying escaping a burden.
Negatively, flying may reflect enjoyment of escaping responsibilities. Having a good time being wasteful.
Difficulties flying symbolizes something in your life that limits you, impairs your ability to realize goals, express yourself fully, or do your best. Freedom or creativity is limited.
Flying dreams are very common around sexual experiences, powerful spiritual experiences, participation in personal passions such as hobbies or the arts. Intelligent people who have creative outlets commonly have dreams of flying to reflect time spent practicing their hobbies.
People tend to have flying dreams more often in their youth. This is most likely because youth offers more opportunities to play, be liberated, or explore new interests. Young people tend to me more focused on achieving new goals. People in performance professions and those who indulge in hobbies or special interests dream of flying the most.
To dream of flying that you can’t stop represents feelings of having too much freedom or too much of a good thing. If you are sexually active and feel your partner wants too much sex from you this may be a sign that you need to speak up.
To dream of fearful flying may represent feelings about dangerous levels of freedom that you fear not being able to control. A fear of wasting too much money too quickly.
Example: A man dreamed of being unable to fly more than a few feet off the ground. In real life he felt that living at home with his parents limited his independence.
Example 2: A man dreamed of flying at night time. In waking life he was kicked out of his home and given a huge check to live off of by his abusive controlling father. He moved out, bought all kinds of things, and enjoyed doing things he could never do before knowing the money would run out one day.
Example 3: A man dreamed of flying too high and getting scared. In waking life he got paid a lot of money and feared that was spending it too fast.
Example 4: A woman dreamed of flying. In waking she walked out on her husband and daughter and all the responsibilities of the relationship that she felt were bothering her.