A stick can be an instrument of punishment and a sign of power. Perhaps you are being punished for something you’ve done or something you didn’t do but people have wrongly accused you. Or maybe you are punishing someone else after they have wronged you in some way.
It's possible you crave more power over your own life, in your relationships or in a professional capacity. Or perhaps you have been given more power at work and are about to receive a promotion.
If you were hitting someone with a stick, then pay careful attention to the things you like the least about them. Is this a reflection of the things you don’t like about yourself?
If you were hitting an animal with a stick then you may have bad feelings towards the basic/animal instincts you are displaying at present.
The dream could also be a pun for needing to ‘stick up’ for yourself in a situation or perhaps you have found yourself in a ‘sticky’ spot.
Another thought is that the stick can be likened to a phallus and reflects your attitude towards sex.
If you see a stick falling from a tree, it could mean that there is something or someone in your life that isn’t needed anymore and your subconscious is telling you to let it go.
Sticks are part of a tree or a greater whole so it’s possible you need to remember that you play a part in the greater good and your contribution is just as important as anyone else’s. It might also encourage you to work as a team rather than being single minded. You may need to work more closely with your work colleagues or with your partner in order to improve your productivity or situation. It might be time to admit that you can’t do everything on your own.
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