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“Of Power and Flight”
Flying in Dreams is a common manifestation of our subconscious mind. Dreaming of being able to fly is most often associated with feeling optimistic and “high” on life. Flying can also mean that we have lofty expectations and hope to achieve great heights in our real waking lives.
Like every dream, the meaning behind what we manafest during sleep is subject to context and interpretation. For example, I dreamt I was flying in Dream #13, however there was one major caveat to this specific dream.
My best interpretation of Dream #13 is that I was and still am very hopeful and optimistic about my first major novel, Aretherra Volume One: Aerosus and the Keys to Ascension. This optimism is directly related to several of my dreams of flying. However, I also feel doubt and fear about failure, not completing the story of my dreams, created and conceived 20 years ago.
Hope and Fear, Optimism and Doubt, these traits do not could not be any more human!
Dream Journal Entry: 13 of 201
Date Of Dream: 02.28.2017
“Of Power and Flight”
In this dream I was able to float and fly by holding two large lithium ion batteries in each of my hands. I flew throughout the entire dream, floating and flying over neighborhood houses, ball fields and the buildings of a small town. The tighter I clenched the batteries in my hands, the higher I could fly. This was commonplace and usual in this dream. It felt natural, as if I am always supposed to float and fly when tightly holding two large batteries.
All was well, I was enjoying life and flying wherever my heart desired, until the batteries ran out of energy or broke. The paper casing on each of the batteries began to tear away from the silver battery cylinders underneath. When the paper finally shredded, possibly from overuse, I was no longer able to fly. I felt let down, rejected and sad about losing my ability to float and fly. Although the batteries were somehow vital to flying, when they failed, it was as if I had failed as well.
Woke up around 4 AM, cold from falling asleep uncovered.
Real Life Dream Influence
It is likely that this dream was directly influenced by a chapter I was revising and updating the evening before. I was working on one the chapter of Aretherra Volume One where Aerosus is first introduced: “Aerosus and that Fateful Night.”
In this chapter, within the span of a single hour, Aerosus suffers great loss, faces powerful enemies and discovers something remarkable about himself that changes everything. Aerosus feels fear, doubt, rage and questions the very cornerstone of his worldview.
Its very likely that my work on this specific chapter may have lead to this one flying dream. I’ve had many dreams where I have been able to float or fly, but this dream ended badly, when I lost my ability to fly.
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