A Valentine alternative – for creatives

Traditional Valentine celebrations may focus on all things romance-related, but I’d love to propose a creative Valentine alternative, inspired by an idea that recently set my heart aflutter…

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I appreciate that Valentine’s Day may not be everyone’s favourite celebration, and yet I also know well just what a potent creative force the power of love can be.

So instead I offer you my alternative take on the romance of the season…

Love at first cite

I was once watching a documentary on the power of positive emotions.

One of the featured guests mentioned, almost in a throwaway manner, the idea of goals you are in love with.

And this short phrase took my breath away.

Having had a mixed relationship with conventional goal-setting theory in the past, I was surprised how my heart skipped a beat when I heard this description.

It was a phrase I’d never heard before but I couldn’t stop thinking about it.

And it reminded me of the ultimate object of my creative affection – the vision for Heaven Hall that came knocking at the door of my mind as I woke one Saturday morning.

It’s an exciting and overarching mission within all of my creative adventures, one that has taken pride of place in my heart – undoubtedly the candidate for the goal that I’m crazy in love with.

Like all great love affairs – I am completely smitten, absolutely beyond reason and logic, and deliriously excited every time I think about it.

And it’s just an idea!!

While it’s still relatively early in the relationship, I can feel it is already deepening into something I could devote myself to for a lifetime – it’s certainly a true soul connection.

With that vision in my heart – and in the seasonal spirit of life-enhancing love affairs – I’d love to inspire you to join me in an alternative celebration of the day by identifying the true soul goal or exciting vision that calls your heart…

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A creative alternative to Valentine celebrations

Over to you!

Is there an idea that you can completely fall in love with?

Do you have a long-held dream that you could choose to elevate in your life with some devoted TLC?

Or perhaps there’s a new flame that’s been catching your attention with flutters of excitement, potential and possibility?

And if none of your goals immediately spring to mind as candidates for a new head-over-heels devotion, can you give some thought to reconnecting with your heartfelt desires in ways that could spark some new creative dalliances?

How can you flirt with your passions and woo your creative spirit?

If you’d like a little help, this free clarity course is designed to help you get back in touch with the desires of your heart, or this simple daily practice will help you tune back into your deepest passions.

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So, I hope this love-themed call to action inspires you to direct a little of your attention to your creative passions, with all the beauty, magic and delight that that particular romance promises.

And if you know someone who might enjoy this alternative Love Story today – please share this post with them to spread the love. 

However you choose to celebrate the day, I wish you a wealth of your favourite loves,

danielle raine creativity coach writer designer
danielle raine creativity coach

PS In honour of the more traditional Valentine romance, I’d also LOVE to celebrate and acknowledge how grateful I am for the foundation of love provided by my wonderful husband and Valentine of 30 years (and counting).

Perhaps it’s because I’m so blessed with support that I’m so devoted to helping others enjoy that too?

Either way, I wish you the perfect partner and/or support system for your creative happily ever after.

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“Love is the doorway to higher consciousness.


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creative coach danielle raine

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