People Magazine Asks Dream Coach Paula Chaffee Scardamalia: Why is Country Music Legend Loretta Lynn Appearing Regularly in Rodney Atkins' Dreams?

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In the May 2011 Country Special issue of People Magazine, country singer Rodney Atkins asks why country music icon Loretta Lynn keeps showing up in his dream. According to dream coach Paula Chaffee Scardamalia, who uses dreamwork with her clients and teaches it to groups around the country, one of Lynn's roles is as Atkins' Muse, and he needs to be writing down the songs she is singing to him because they have the potential for sales that keep climbing.

In the May 2011 Country Special issue of People Magazine, country singer Rodney Atkins asks why country music icon Loretta Lynn keeps showing up in his dream. According to dream coach Paula Chaffee Scardamalia, who uses dreamwork with her clients and teaches it to groups around the country, one of Lynn's roles is as Atkins' Muse, and he needs to be writing down the songs she is singing to him because they have the potential for sales that keep climbing.

“Loretta Lynn plays several roles in Rodney Atkins' recurring dream,” says dream coach, writer and story muse, Paula Chaffee Scardamalia. In the May Country Special issue of People Magazine, country singer and star, Atkins shares his dream about Loretta Lynn. He is sitting in McDonald’s with Loretta, the Queen of Country, who is singing a song to him. Having no other paper, Atkins records the dream on a napkin, only to wake in the morning, wondering, “Where’s my freaking napkin?”

“One of Loretta’s roles here,” says Scardamalia, “is as Rodney’s Muse, inspiring him with the song she sings to him. And she serves as a symbol, both for Atkins style of music—songs for the common man and woman—and for his potential to become, like Lynn herself, a country music icon. But if that is what he wants, then he needs to write down those songs that she sings to him on something other than a dream napkin!”

Scardamalia, who has studied and worked with her own and others dreams for more than 20 years, connected with People Magazine at the International Spa Association media event in New York City last August while doing short ten-minute sessions for journalists, editors, and producers. She was there to introduce the media to dream programs at The Lodge at Woodloch, a destination spa and resort in Hawley, PA. Scardamalia (http://www.diviningthemuse.com) uses dreamwork with her private clients, and also makes special appearances at Woodloch and other destination spas, to offer lectures to guests on how to use dreams as sources for inspiration, problem-solving, and personal insights.

Scardamalia says that dreams have many layers that are revealed over time and that it is important to pay attention to symbols, metaphors, and word puns in dreams.

“What do we think of when we think of MacDonald’s? “ asks Scardamalia. “We don’t just think of fast food. We think of fast food sold in great amounts. Remember those signs on the arches with the number of hamburgers sold? First thousands, then millions, then billions. If Rodney’s dream were my dream, that means the song Loretta is singing to me has the potential for sales that keep climbing. I’d be keeping a journal and a voice recorder by my bed!”

Paula Chaffee Scardamalia, Dream Coach and Story Muse, helps her clients decipher their dreams, discover their personal, creative or business stories, and then deliver them to the world. She is a speaker, writer and the award-winning author of Weaving a Woman's Life: Spiritual Lessons from the Loom.

To subscribe to her newsletter on dreams, creativity and more or to learn about private or group dreamwork, go to http://www.diviningthemuse.com

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