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Dreams of Flying – Meanings and Your Life Theme

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Have you ever had dreams of flying? Did they happen in childhood or adulthood? Do they still occur? Do you know what they mean to you and are they a part of an underlying life theme?

Life Themes

In a recent email and social post to our community about passions, I shared in brief, about my own circuitous journey to doing the work I love. I could never have predicted the route I would take, but I knew for certain that it would involve the one constant focus of my life: contribution.

My Life Theme

I’m compelled to help people overcome their challenges and discover their greater potential in some creative, non-traditional form... to help people soar in their inner and outer life.

Dreams of Flying and Soaring

In childhood, I often had marvelous, vivid dreams of flying. I’d rise into the sky effortlessly, at will, and soar over hills and dales, woods and neighborhoods muralled before me in beautifully vibrant colors. I would see friends in the yards below and sweep down grab their hand to come fly with me. 

I wanted to share the wonder. 

Yet whenever I did, I’d dropped to the ground, heavy with gravity, unable to lift them and unable to fly again. Invariably, I would awaken with the feeling of the bed bouncing, as though I had indeed just returned to my body, dropping onto the bed in my room. Yet in my dreams of flying, I still tried.

I was compelled to share the transformative experience.

Born to Serve

Over the years I’ve experienced MANY circumstances of wanting opportunities and growth, healing, elevation and empowerment for others. I knew that once they got to the other side of their struggles and were “airborne” they would awaken to the wonder of the flight of the spirit and seek it above all. Their struggles would diminish and recede from that elevated view.

So I became a life, marriage and family coach through Robbins-Madaness Strategic Intervention Coaching Program. However, the lesson I still had yet to get… was the degree to which people are more attached to their stories than to their future vision… than to what they want.

You Can’t Do It for Them

The hardest lesson for me to own, that was the message in the dreams so long ago is that our fervent desire to elevate others won’t work until they are ready to uplift themselves. The headwinds of desire to soar is stirred for each by our own aspiration to be better, do better and to live a better life.

To take flight, we have to let go the gravity of the world and release the heavy dross that burdens the spirit ready to soar.
~LeAura Alderson, cofounder –®

Image by Efes Kitap from Pixabay – woman flying art

Until then, we can only show that flight is possible and wonderful. That to take flight in life is an inner journey that we each have to take on our own.

To take flight we must look up and head in that direction.

Upward and Onward

Flying is always upward and onward… never backward. When clouds block our view and turbulence rocks our world, we continue steadfastly upward and onward and we shall break through to the blue skies clear vision once again.

Take flight in spirit where the weight of the world has no claim.

We cannot will someone else to soar, but we can share the wonder through our attitudes and actions, our creations and elations, and be there to cheer on their flight.
~LeAura Alderson, cofounder –®

Photo by Birmingham Museums Trust on Unsplash – angel art

Creation and Contribution

My current form of creation and contribution is through writing, coaching, product creation and hosting social groups and pages. That will continue and expand in scope throughout this life, and I’m so grateful for that opportunity and privilege.

I’m grateful that my passion is also integrated into my life and work, and that I’v

What About You?

Can you identify one constant thread that has run through your life for as long as you can remember? 

Is there a precipitating event or experience that brought that to the fore for you, or has it been slowly blossoming into being?

What song would be your Life Theme Song at this point in your life journey?

We’d love to hear your thoughts.

Eager to soar with you!

The Meaning of Flying Dreams

First and foremost, while there are generalized meanings that can be assigned to various symbols in dreams, the ultimate meaning for you can only be decided by you.

Psychology has identified common meanings to the dream world based on the general human psyche where many things mean similar things to all people. Beyond that, however, there are individual nuances that could cause variations in common meanings.

Flying dreams for instance generally have positive, elevating meanings. However, if one is afraid of flying or heights, it could be a negative symbol.

Now that we’ve qualified the subjective nature of dream symbology, here’s a list of common flying dreams meanings. Scan the list and see which meanings jump out at you, then reflect on whether that meaning seems to apply to you and your dream.

Common Flying Dreams Meanings

Listed in alphabetical order:

  • Aspiration
  • Capable
  • Control (in control)
  • Creativity
  • Destiny
  • Excitement
  • Freedom
  • Good fortune
  • Higher Self / Soul
  • New Beginnings
  • Opportunities
  • Powerful
  • Purpose
  • Release
  • Relief
  • Soul / spirit
  • Spiritual awakening
  • Spiritual growth
  • Strength
  • Transitions

You don’t need a fancy psychoanalyst to interpret your dreams. If you want to find out what your dreams mean, you can write them down as soon as you wake up when they are still fresh in memory. If you use a software program like Word and add all your dreams there—properly marked with a date and what took place in your life at the time—you can use the search engine of the software program later to search for keywords. Using your own personal dream bank, you may be able to find the real dream content of each dream by looking at many different dreams with a common theme and comparing them to real-life events and worries occupying you at the time.
~Berit Brogaard, D.M.Sci., Ph.D, in

So reflection on how your flying dreams make you feel and what they bring to mind for you. Dreams can be communication from your unconscious or subconscious areas of minds, and even from your own soul.

Ultimately, you decide what your dreams mean to you through reflection and positive pondering. Meanwhile, have a great flight!

You don’t need a fancy psychoanalyst to interpret your dreams. If you want to find out what your dreams mean, you can write them down as soon as you wake up when they are still fresh in memory.
~Berit Brogaard, D.M.Sci., Ph.D, in

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Photo by Ava Sol on Unsplash – Woman in white – flying

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