The ability to fly is something humans have often wondered about. As it is the only ability we physically lack from other animals, we are left with bitter disappointment. This is why we have flying dreams.
The desire for flying is so strong that a lot of humans dream about it. The longing for flying plays a part in the human subconscious, and it manifests itself in the form of a dream.
Interpreting Flying Dreams
Dreams about flying are given different meanings according to the context. Humans tend to associate the act of flying with a state of freedom. So, it is no surprise that when your dream about flying, you are actually revealing your innate desire to be free.
Freedom is a relative term and can mean a lot of things. Freedom can, for example, be associated with doing what you like, with living alone and on your own or with acceptance in society. Therefore, dreaming about flying has a relative context too and its meaning can only be found by knowing the dreamer’s state of mind.
It has been found that males usually dream more about flying than women. Unlike women, men are not as likely to disclose their feelings towards freedom and don’t necessarily speak out as much. As such, these dreams about flying help their mind to release daily pressures.
Every civilization associates flying with freedom or seeking release from life’s shackles. Seeking escape from the world’s hardships is difficult for people. Therefore, the dreaming state provides them some respite from real-world situations. Indeed, flying dreams make people feel relaxed.
Humans have a history of seeking independence and freedom across all religions, races and civilizations.
Arguments can be made that dreaming about flying is what gave humans inspiration to fight thousands of wars across time to seek freedom. Maybe, they realized what their dreams meant back then and chose to take them into consideration.
The flying ability is something humans still hope to achieve. Rockets and planes haven’t given them that pleasure of flying. There is a hope that one day, humans might be able to fly and feel truly free. That hope is reflected our dreams as well.