Why on earth am I writing about ‘Flying Dreams’? The answer is straightforward: because a very small percentage of people including myself experience such phenomena.
Some such dreams may be interpreted as being triggered by trauma, escaping planet earth to avoid or escape from unwanted conflict; for example, being chased by a person or person either unfamiliar or possessing a vague familiarity.
Some Flying Dreams elevate one to the clouds, or above the clouds. Another manifestation; floating about 20 metres above a sidewalk gently moving around; no flapping arms to maintain movement or altitude; but the instant thought of direction propelling one to another location; but typically in a most gently floating manner.
Another flying Dream experience can indeed involve ‘escaping’ a ground-based situation; perhaps avoiding an argument or being chased by an individual or individuals who look up at the floating flyer; not in awe or surprise; not pointing in wonderment, as one effortlessly floats away out of a potentially conflicting scenario. Thus, to those observers on the ground, it is quite normal.
Other dimensions can include a wonderfully exhilarating experience; enjoying literally flying around a scene of hills, forest, and open fields. A spiritual freedom from the reality of the world beneath our feet.
Describing the experience of Flying Dreams to anyone not having experienced such a fantasy (or during a Flying Dream, a reality) prompts scepticism and sometimes a little low-key ridicule.
Those who have experienced such a phenomenon can exchange experiences without prejudice accompanied with a little exploration of one’s interpretations. Talking with someone who also has Flying Dreams provides a degree of empathy, but on a different level than experienced with ‘folk on the ground’ Who have no understanding of the phenomenon.
One such individual described the experience as facilitating freedom of an earlier life and into adulthood strewn with challenges and not so pleasant experiences. Flying dreams in this case allowed true emancipation to enter life.
Timidity, unpleasant school and work happenings, and memories past coming to the fore; no obvious reason, but perhaps the need to release the mind into a more comfortable and positive dimension.
When experiencing a Flying Dream, it is real. Very real. From walking along a sidewalk to a very gentle desire to effortlessly float and glide above the walkers and autos, is to say the least quietly thrilling; but no large doses of adrenalin.
Flying Dreams embrace the consciousness with a subliminal ability and natural phenomenon to address and solve challenges whilst in a state of sleep, or to the person living the Flying Dream very much awake within the dream status.
No ‘gee, I’m flying’, but just a normal part of movement; gentle. Floating, normal sensation. Once again, no surprise or finger-pointing by those on the ground, as if sighting an individual flying unaided is an every day natural occurrence; floating effortlessly, no external propulsion, no ‘Superman’ take-off’, arm and fist pointing towards the heavens, no pre-determined ‘target’.
Do Flying Dreams take you into and above the clouds; towards the moon, planets, galaxies, the Universe? Personally I have only ‘experienced’ a modest height; albeit most enjoyable! Sometimes I wake up, having not experienced a Flying Dream and wishing I could go back to sleep and float off above the ground! On rare occasions, this has happened. To re-visit the joy, the positive experience, the vibes of endeavor.
On rare occasions, my sleep pattern actually morphs into a Flying Dream status. Wonderful!
To a small degree, one’s sleep status allows one the ability to float, fly, or hover above ground level a living normality.
Or is a Flying Dream the normality? A dream of reverse entities where the ground is the dream state and a Flying Dream a reality?
There are a number of articles addressing the Flying Dream phenomenon. The reasons for what I call a gift of Nature are varied.
Escapism, allowing the human spirit to free itself from the bondage of real life, to literally float effortlessly from ground level in an elegant, gentle manner; no flapping arms, just a pre-ordained elevation of the spirit.
From my understanding and including my personal experience, Flying Dreams are not frightening, traumatic, or dangerous, but provide enlightenment, enhanced confidence, plus affording a grin on one’s countenance.
Everyone is unique, but I find Flying Dreams exhilarating, to say the least; awakening to a refreshed consciousness; a sort of ‘high-five’ scenario.
Dream the Dream! Let the heart fly!