Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Invisible or Fly

I'll apologize up front for the poor quality of the following video. I used my digital camera and filmed this off my TV. But I'll never apologize for Dean Cain. ;-) This is a scene from the 1990's era TV show "Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman." WE all know Clark Kent is Superman, but Lois doesn't, and at this point in the show (it is the fourth episode of Season 1) she's intrigued and smitten. In this episode, Superman has become a big celebrity and Clark is overwhelmed by the growing industry of Superman t-shirts, ball caps and anything else someone can put the "S" logo on. Meanwhile, an invisible Robin Hood has appeared on the scene. Then folks begin reporting serious crimes, and our intrepid Daily Planet reporters are trying to figure out what's going on. The original Invisible Man appears to help them, and this scene occurs just after they've met with him.

Over the weekend I dreamed I could fly. I love dreams like that -- the freedom, the joy, the exhiliration. And then I started wondering (actually, I've always wondered) what these dreams mean. So off I went to Google and here's what I found at Dream Moods.

Flying dreams fall under a category of dreams known as lucid dreams. Lucid dreams occur when you become aware that you are dreaming. Many dreamers describe the ability to fly in their dreams as an exhilarating, joyful, and liberating experience.

If you are flying with ease and are enjoying the scene and landscape below, then it suggests that you are on top of a situation. You have risen above something. It may also mean that you have gained a new and different perspective on things. Flying dreams and the ability to control your flight is representative of your own personal sense of power.

Having difficulties staying in flight indicates a lack of power in controlling your own circumstances. You may be struggling to stay aloft or stay on set course. Things like power lines, trees, or mountains may be obstacles that you encounter in flight. These obstacles symbolize something or someone who is standing in your way in your waking life. You need to identify what or who is trying to prevent you from moving forward. Difficulty flying may also be an indication of a lack of confidence or some hesitation on your part. You need to believe in yourself and not be afraid.

If you are feeling fear when you are flying or that you are flying too high, then it suggests that you are afraid of challenges and of success. Perhaps you are not ready to take the next step.

In reality, we cannot really fly, of course. Thus, such dreams can be representative of things that are beyond your physical limitations. In your mind, you can be anybody and do anything. Another way of interpreting flying dreams is that these dreams symbolize your strong mind and will. You feel undefeatable and that nobody can tell you what you cannot do and accomplish. Such dreams are sure to leave you with a great sense of freedom.

In my dream, I flew with ease, so apparently I have a new perspective on something or have risen above it. I should probably dig out the manuscript I was working on or the short story I began last month and give them another try.

And to follow up with Lois Lane's game, I checked to see what Dream Moods had to say about dreaming you're invisible.

To dream that you are invisible signifies feelings of not being noticed or recognized for what is important to you. You feel you are being overlooked. Alternatively, the dream indicates that you are trying to withdraw from the realities of life.

I've never dreamed I was invisible though many times I feel I am. However I can see some advantages to being invisible. They're all situational though I expect a person might end up learning more than they really wished to learn this way.

So what about you? Invisible or fly?

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Maven Linda said...

I have flying dreams, but I disagree that I know I'm dreaming at the time. Not that way.

I can only WISH I were invisible.

Angel said...

Well, the only times I've dreamed of flying, I was inevitably plummeting to the ground. :( Not good! And I've never dreamed I was invisible. That would be cool.

SheilaH said...

My flying dreams start out great, but I end up being chased by something on the ground that can leap high, but not fly. Inevitably, I begin to have trouble staying aloft, and the effort it previously took to fly (usually a running motion, for some reason) isn't enough, and I start to sink, only to rise up when I exert more energy, like when the wolf leaps at my dangling feet. I find these very stressful dreams.

SheilaH said...

I just realized I forgot to comment on being invisible. I've never wanted that. Lois wanted it so she could learn all the secrets she didn't know, but that doesn't drive me. Given my choice, I'd rather fly--effortlessly, rather than the way my dreams usually portray it.

Raquel said...

Fly! I would love to be able to fly although I'm scared of heights... lol.