When it comes to dream imagery, you’re pretty much stuck with what you get. This is definitely the case of a dream of helicopter rides and images.
It’s quite surprising what the human mind attaches to, especially when the subconscious is in play.
Some people wake up puzzled.
They just had a dream of helicopter images and they don’t know what it means.
If you have seen helicopters in your nighttime visions, you have come to the right place.
The General Meaning of Helicopter Dreams
Generally speaking, helicopters represent freedom and power.
A lot of people assume that you have to somehow be lucky to attain these.
While we know in the back of our heads that it takes quite a bit of work, planning, and determination to achieve these.
We like to entertain ourselves with the comforting idea that only a few are able to achieve these.
We attribute this reality to luck.
When you see a helicopter in your dreams, it indicates power and freedom while at the same time, you’re convinced that it happens by sheer chance.
Another meaning of helicopter dreams involves the danger they represent.
It can be dangerous to stand close to helicopter blades.
This is common sense.
But on the flip side, helicopters can also pluck you out of chaos.
I’m sure you’ve seen natural disaster TV footage of people stranded on rooftops during a flood.
Out of nowhere comes this helicopter with a long ladder.
Helicopters, in this context, can be instruments of danger, death, and destruction, but also redemption, life, and health.
It all depends on what you do with them.
Another common meaning for helicopter dreams involves personal ambition.
A helicopter can take you far.
It can elevate you physically.
Metaphorically helicopters can also give you a perspective that is very hard for you to get when you are firmly planted on the ground.
Ambition in this context involves perspective.
Not all ambition is bad.
In fact, it is crucial to any kind of personal maturity.
If you want to live a meaningful life, you should be ambitious.
You should strive to end up a little bit higher and end up with a little bit more than when you began.
With the general context and meaning of helicopters out of the way, here are specific contextual interpretations.
What Does It Mean to Dream of a Helicopter Flying?
If the main image in your dream involves a helicopter flying up in the air, this involves a sense of anxiety and a feeling that you will be overwhelmed.
In reality, you are fearful of what a helicopter can do.
In other words, you are afraid of your ambition.
You know where you want to go.
You know what you need to do.
And you know who you are up against.
This is enough to intimidate you.
But in reality, you have what it takes to make it.
What does it mean to dream of a helicopter crash?
If you see a helicopter crash in your dream or you see the aftermath of such a crush, this can indicate that you are letting go of some of your worries and anxieties.
Just like some people have fantasies that they keep repeating in their minds to deal with the frustrations of their day-to-day lives, a lot of people get the same effect but in reverse.
They use the worst-case scenario or some sort of chaotic possibility to gain some sense of urgency in what they’re doing.
Some people have these images in their heads to reassure them that it could be worse.
But the problem with this type of mindset is that it creates more problems than it solves.
When you see images of a helicopter crash or a helicopter crashing somewhere in your dreams, you are finally letting go of some of this type of mindset.
What does it mean to dream of a low-flying helicopter hovering
If you see a helicopter, basically on a holding pattern, seemingly suspended in the air, this is a warning sign. It’s an omen.
Your subconscious is telling you that things are about to begin, but it’s up to you to determine if things will work out in your favor or if something might undermine you.
This type of helicopter dream imagery could also mean that somebody is watching you very closely.
This doesn’t mean that you’re under surveillance. Instead, they’re waiting for you to slip up.
Maybe they’ll use your words against you.
Maybe they’ll try to pigeonhole you or somehow put you in a neat little box and dismiss you.
While this usually takes place in a work setting, oftentimes, a low-flying helicopter hovering image indicates a circle of friends or some sort of social organization you’re in.
Whatever the case may be, resist the urge to put on a show.
A lot of people try to work around this type of problem by pretending to be perfect.
Believe me, that is going to work against you sooner or later.
What does it mean to dream of seeing a helicopter from far away?
This type of dream symbolizes that your subconscious is detecting some sort of emergency that will happen in the near future.
Please understand that this is not going to come out of anywhere.
Your subconscious is already picking up signals that your waking mind may be overlooking.
Maybe this is a form of a health emergency, or maybe it will take the form of some sort of financial issue.
Whatever the case may be, it’s going to be a tough time because you’re panicked.
But if you’re more even-minded about the situation, things will work out fine.
Just don’t freak out when it seems that everybody is stressed out about your situation.
What does it mean to run with a helicopter chasing you in your dream?
This is an indication that you are afraid of your own luck.
You’re feeling that there are certain areas of your life that you can’t turn around or have much of an impact on.
Part of you is even thinking that certain things in your life are simply set in stone.
It’s as if you were born with a certain fortune, and there’s really not much you could do about it.
The truth is your subconscious is telling you that you make your own luck.
As the old saying goes, “The harder I work, the luckier I get.”
You have to understand that you are always in control of your destiny.
Your parents didn’t set your destiny. You did.
It doesn’t really matter what you started with.
What is important is that you are responsible for what you end up with.
So let go of your irrational fear.
There is nothing to hide from.
You have enough strength of character to make it if you give yourself permission.
What does it mean to dream about a helicopter shooting and attacking?
When you see people shooting at you from a helicopter or worse yet, a helicopter gunship with massive machine guns mounted on racks located on the side of the helicopter, this indicates your critical mind going on over time.
You are the type of person who has a critical side that tends to go overboard sometimes.
It’s not always critical. In fact, in many cases, you don’t even notice it.
Instead, during times of peak stress, it takes a life of its own and goes into overtime derailing you.
You engage in self-doubt.
You entertain so many worst-case scenarios in your head that you feel that everything is just down to luck.
When in reality, you are in control.
You have a lot more to say about where your life is going than you care to realize.
Take ownership of this control.
Be as conscious as you can, so that when you shoot at a goal, you are more likely to hit it.
Your mind is playing a reverse image in your head.
The people shooting at you are really you.
You are your own worst critic.
You should rest on the fact that the reason why things played out the way they did is that you did not give yourself permission to succeed.
What does it mean to take a helicopter ride in your dream?
This is a call to action from your consciousness to look at the big picture.
A lot of the time you focus on the ground level.
The problem with that perspective is you mostly see people’s knees and the first floor of buildings.
While the first floor is a very important part of a building, its overall architecture is just one part.
You have to look at the total building and you can only do this if you rise above your situation.
Whatever it is you’re facing on a day-to-day basis, choose to rise above.
Understand that whatever emotional drama or psychological issues people may have around you are temporary.
They are never permanent unless you dwell on them and make them so.
What does flying a helicopter in your dream mean?
If you find yourself in the pilot seat of a helicopter and you’re flying it in your dream, this indicates that you are waking up to the fact that you can control your response to life.
While it’s true that mother nature and other people can throw all sorts of random stuff your way, and they are ultimately responsible for these developments, at the end of the day, you choose your response.
If you choose to freak out or act like a chicken with its head cut off, you probably end up making things worse than they need to be.
You are always in control of your response.
And your response is not some shallow and ultimately pointless detail.
In fact, it’s the opposite.
It creates a chain reaction that is all too real.
Be careful in selecting your response.
Make sure it lines up with your highest values.
What does it mean to jump from a helicopter while it’s still in the air?
There’s a part of you that thinks that you just have bad luck.
You’re thinking that your parents set you on a path because of their decisions.
There’s a part of you that tends to blame other people for what goes wrong in your life.
When you see yourself jump from a helicopter that is high up in the air, your subconscious is telling you, “I’ve had enough. I have nobody to blame. I have to take responsibility for how my life has shaped up. There’s no explanation needed. There are no games to play, I just have to get out of this mindset of blaming other people.”
This is actually a positive sign.
When you see yourself jumping from a helicopter in your dream, it indicates a major breakthrough in your mindset.
What does it mean to see a helicopter toy in your dreams?
You have the ability to get a big picture view of your life.
The problem is you don’t have much faith in yourself.
So you think that when people tell you to take responsibility for how you respond to the universe, you think that this is just some useless self-help claptrap.
You believe that the rich get richer, and the poor get poor, and there’s really nothing people can do.
They’re just pawns in a game that is played according to rules that are written by somebody else.
There’s this faceless group of people that just simply are moving people from point A to point B and there’s really not much people can do.
And this is why you see a helicopter toy in your dream.
It’s a replica, to put it kindly.
But if I were to speak bluntly, it’s a counterfeit.
So please understand the power of helicopter dreams and contrast that with seeing a toy helicopter.
What does a helicopter explosion in your dream represent?
When you see exploding helicopters, keep in mind that your subconscious is telling you to prepare.
You can’t quite put your finger on what’s going to happen and which area of your life will be affected, but your subconscious knows enough for it to warn you to be prepared.
How do you prepare yourself?
Well, you can prepare yourself emotionally.
Let’s put it this way.
You cannot be disappointed if you have the right expectations.
If you have such low expectations of other people, then it’s very hard for them to let you down.
Let’s start there.
Also, learn to understand that you are in charge of your emotions.
Understand how your emotions can warp your thinking.
By establishing a better relationship with your feelings, you increase your chances of responding the right way at the right time to the right things to produce the right outcomes with the right people in certain circumstances.
What does it mean to see a red helicopter flying in your dream?
This indicates upcoming success.
You are able to see the big picture and you’re able to make the necessary moves despite the opposition.
A lot of people would like you to remain small.
A lot of people would like you to be small-minded when it comes to what’s in front of you, but you won’t have any of it.
You have broken free and have gone against the grain and now, you have a better perspective.
By keeping your eyes on the prize, there’s a good chance you will come out the winner.
Dream interpretation and symbology have fascinated me ever since I read Freud’s classic, “The Interpretation of Dreams.” Ever since, I have explored Christian, Jewish, Hindu, and Buddhist as well as Jungian psychological ideas about the meaning of dreams. Thanks for joining me in my exploration of the amazing intersection between our conscious waking world and the rich expanse of our subconscious-the home of our intuition, instincts, and hidden potential.