You put your hands in front of you in classic Superman style, point your toes and...ZOOM, up you go into the air. Up, up and away from the bad guys on the ground.
Just as quickly, you see power lines just above you. If you hit those, you will die. You don't see any way around them and definitely can't go through them. You know you must stay lower than those lines or...
Brrrrnnnngggg! goes the morning alarm, and you're relieved. "Whew, It was only a dream. No power lines, No bad guys. But what does that mean?" you think.
As fun as it can be to fly in your dreams, flying is usually not a positive symbol. Often when we dream of flying, the Lord is talking to us about the hissy-fit we pitched the day we had the dream. Now, before you send me an email and hyperlink an article you Googled to prove me wrong, hear me out.
For example, think about the dream above: the dreamer was being chased by three bad guys. This was the dream a friend of mine had. In real life, she was battling sickness, weight gain and discouragement. Those can be three pretty bad guys. She had been praying and believing for the Lord's answers for her weight gain and healing, but on this particular day, she was worn down. Her husband seemed a bit nonchalant about the whole matter, and although she knew he truly cared, he didn't show it much. She was totally fed up with being sick and disgusted with the growing ham in her hocks. That day, she let him have it. She sobbed and ranted and blamed him for a lot of her troubles.
That night, she had the dream of flying.
Dreams can be so "punny."
The sobbing and ranting that she did in reality was symbolized as her decision to fly in the dream. She "flew off the handle," or in other words, she lost it--her temper, cool, patience, and along with all that, she momentarily lost the fruits of the Spirit. She got "out there," not steady, balanced, or in control.
Her husband is a good guy and listened intently, but like most guys, had no clue what to say and just wanted to DO something to fix it, fix her. Consequently, her sobs and rants got louder and louder, because she was miserable and just wanted him to know it, not try to fix it. That's the part in the dream when she was about to hit power lines. She was exerting her power to rant and was bordering on saying things that could cause serious issues, and she was definitely stepping on his toes.
Then, suddenly, she realized she was blaming him and he really was a good man who loved her and would have done anything for her, if he had only known what to do. So she apologized, and the poor guy meandered to the garage to maybe clean the lint from the dryer or check the lids on the garbage cans.
Her hissy-fit was over and she felt a little better, but her husband thought she might be a little crazy, and the Lord wanted her to learn to better handle discouragement. Isn't it interesting how the Lord uses dreams to gently reprimand us? That dream gave the dreamer a little smack on her bottom from her Father as a reminder to live in the fruits of the Spirit, especially when circumstances are contrary to our feelings.
Have you had dreams of flying? Drop me a line and tell me about them.