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LILA Cards are a set of 26 powerful, playful, creative practices that will help you revitalize & reconnect to your heart of hearts.
LILA Cards are a deck of 26 powerful, playful, creative practices that will help you revitalize & reconnect to your Heart of hearts.
LILA Cards are a deck of 26 powerful, playful, creative practices that will help you revitalize & reconnect to your Heart of hearts.
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LILA Cards: Playful Practices for Creative Spirituality

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Note: 3 new rewards plus extra freebies for all added! See update. We're 75% there folks, lets do it! 

The Basics

LILA (pronounced 'lee-la') Cards are a set of 26* powerful, playful, simple spiritual practices that will help you revitalize & reconnect to your deep heart. They have a beautiful cover (see below) and each card gives a preamble and instructions on how to playfully put them into practice!

More and more people are learning about the life-changing power of both improvisational play (checkout Stuart Brown's TED Talk) and mindfulness practices (recent Harvard study proving that meditation rebuilds the brain.)  It's time for spiritual practices to break free from their rigid and 'holy'/'serious' confines, as well as for creativity to return to the Spirit of Play --LILA!  See below for card details and examples.

A Bit About Moi

Hi! I'm Leif Hansen (the weird sideways guy in the picture below), founder of Spark Interaction and creator/facilitator of the nationally celebrated "LILA: Divine Playformation" retreats. Our events help people restore their childlike sense of "wonderosity" about being alive and catalyze them into creatively entering life's adventure.   

 A SLM (silly little message) from Leif..

So, what the heck are LILA Cards?

LILA cards are a powerful tool to help those who want to experience & develop a set of diverse, playful practices to kickstart their own journey into creative spirituality.  They can be used alone or as a complimentary support for those who have been to a live LILA event.

LILA Cards Deck
LILA Cards Deck

Quality of Cards

I'll be doing my best to make these cards high quality (either thick paper or plastic) & as environmentally friendly as possible. All depending on funds. They'll come in a beautiful box as depicted above, though I'm working on adding a laser-etched-wooden-box (like this) award level as an option.

Why you'll love using LILA Cards Daily

You're probably like most of us who want to have some kind of consistent spiritual/creative practice, yet you don't want to get bored, stuck in a uninspiring rut or forced into something that really isn't your style.  With LILA cards, you can choose a random card each day, go through the whole set sequentially, stick with one practice for a week or two, or use them in any creative way you wish!

This Kickstarter campaign will help us:

  • Pay for design and copy editing costs
  • Pay for the production costs of first batch of LILA cards
  • Send you the first LILA decks!
  • Learn the size of the market of those who have a desire to grow creatively and spiritually using tools like these

What do the cards look like?

Here's a sneak peak of the front and the back of two sample cards:

LILA Cards Front
LILA Cards Front
"it / you / Thou / I" Practice  Example
"it / you / Thou / I" Practice Example
LILA Card Sample #1 -KindMind
LILA Card Sample #1 -KindMind
LILA Cards Sample #2 -Heart Language
LILA Cards Sample #2 -Heart Language

 Here's a sampling of the other titles of cards/practices in the deck:

  • Candle Flame Meditation
  • Heart Songs
  • Mirror Mirror
  • It/You/Thou/I
  • Body Sculpts
  • Lectio Divina
  • God Winks
  • Mantras
  • Inner Dialogue Journaling
  • Nature Walk Meditation
  • "I like, I want, I feel, I am" Stream
  • Everything is Perfect
  • Eye-Gazing (Solo or with Another)

*Number of Cards: The current LILA Card deck will have at least 26 cards.  That said, if enough support comes in we will either increase the number of cards and/or offer a second deck.  All supporters will be offered a discount on the 2nd deck if that ends up being the case.

Who Will Benefit From LILA Cards?

LILA cards are going to help you and thousands of others (hey, why not aim high?) to remember, feel and follow a sense of "Divine Delight".  This world needs spiritual superheroes right now -those who have the heart and imagination of a child, the experienced and agile creativity of an open-minded adult and the courageous service of a superhero.

Heart-Led SuperHero
Heart-Led SuperHero

I imagine 3 kinds of people who will be most attracted to LILA Cards:

  • EXPLORERS/SEEKERS
    You love variety and novelty,
    you don't want to be limited by one tradition, path or practice.  You want to taste & see it all!
  • BEGINNERS
    You are just beginning to explore 'the big questions' and matters of spirituality 
    and want to have direct experiences with ultimate reality and to form your own opinion about spiritual matters.
  • RECOVERING You grew up in a religious/spiritual atmosphere that was so rule-based or steeped in fear and conformity that you forgot or repressed your own natural sense of "wonderosity" -your childlike curiosity about the weird and wonderful gift of existence -now you want it back!

The creative, playful and powerful activities in these cards will help you to restore and explore your natural wonderosity, to choose and develop your own values, to follow the 'art of your heart' and to reconnect you to that which you consider Divine.  = Vitality. Connection. Transformation.

Support this campaign and be one of the first, one of the founding members, to get a deck of cards and a whole host of other wonderful awards -like tickets to LILA events, Private 1-1 coaching with Leif, a customized group LILA event, Spark Team training and much more!

(AWARDS NOTE: All non-LILA Card related awards are redeemable as soon as this kickstarter gets funded. You will be contacted to set up times for events, coaching, etc.  We expect to be able to ship cards Jan/Feb, but have posted March just in case.)

The Paddleboard just added as a new reward:

Donated by Nick Scheef
Donated by Nick Scheef

More Details About Leif, Spark & LILA Events

For those of you who are curious about the actual live LILA events we facilitate (perhaps you are considering an award that includes attending a full day or weekend retreat), below is a fun short peek into the world of LILA: Divine Playformation events. You'll see samples of the kinds of activities we offer, hear testimonials from participants and watch an interview with me.

“I was completely blown away. I opened up, dug down deep, made friends with my vulnerability, and began to accept myself and my growth process. I discovered new ways of playing with my challenges and my relationship to the Divine. Leif created a collage of exercises and activities, and each one stretched me in a different way. I laughed, cried, made deep connections, relaxed in a safe space, and gained valuable tools to begin this new phase in my life. I feel like a different person after Lila–I’m finally growing into myself and accepting my vulnerability and my power. Lila transformed my life.” -Zoe Rae, Portland

Here are some more testimonials from LILA participants

LILA Shots
LILA Shots

For those who are curious about the other kinds of events we offer (and that are included with some of the awards), this following short 1 minute video will give you a good sense of Spark Interaction's (my training and development agency) event facilitation and team trainings...

 Lastly, an old interview with silly 'ol me...

Risks and challenges

-There aren't a ton of risks thankfully, as this is a relatively simple project. The cards are 1/3 finished & the cover image is finished. I have the names of the remaining practices, I just need to write the copy, work with a designer and find a printing/shipping fulfillment company that works well.

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    Pledge $3 or more About $3

    Same as $1 PLUS
    THREE of my e-workbooks PDFs!

    1. “Soul Tech: Visionary Living" Seven steps towards aligning your tech habits with your life’s vision.

    2. “The Improvisational Organization" - Becoming an Adaptive Leader in a Chaotic World.

    3. “Fully Engaged: How to WOW! the groups you work with" eworkbook sampler.

    (This is a new reward level, all rewards above this level will also receive these eworkbooks.)

    -Have your name mentioned on the "LILA Cards Founder" page on our website.
    -Plus get exclusive email updates on our progress, upcoming LILA retreats, classes and other products! Feel the buzz of knowing you are helping create a product that will help many people reconnect to their deepest heart.

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    Pledge $5 or more About $5

    -Receive a Special Digital LILA "Founders" Card w/an Oh-So-Secret Practice not in the deck.
    -Have your name mentioned on the "LILA Cards Founder" page on our website.
    -Plus get exclusive email updates on our progress, upcoming LILA retreats, classes and other products! Feel the buzz of knowing you are helping create a product that will help many people reconnect to their deepest heart.

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    Receive a .pdf (advance digital copy) of the set of cards which also includes the guidebook and bonus material. For every $5 extra, I will send an extra .pdf copy to a friend!
    Plus get exclusive email updates on our progress, upcoming LILA retreats, classes and other products! You also get to feel the buzz of knowing you are helping create a product that will help many people reconnect to their deepest heart.

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    Pledge $20 or more About $20

    -Receive 1 Limited Edition Set of "LILA: Playful Practices for the PolySpiritual Person" Cards (will retail for $25) which includes 26 quality cards, 1 Limited Edition "Oh-So-Secret Practice" card, and a LILA Cards Guidebook.
    --Have your name mentioned on the "LILA Cards Founder" page on our website.
    -Plus get exclusive email updates on our progress, upcoming LILA retreats, classes and other products!
    -Finally, feel the buzz of knowing you are helping create a product that will help many people reconnect to their deepest heart.

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    Pledge $35 or more About $35

    *Keep One & Give One!*
    -Receive 2 Limited Edition Sets of "LILA: Playful Practices for the PolySpiritual Person" Cards (will retail for $25) which includes 26 quality cards, 1 Limited Edition "Oh-So-Secret Practice" card, and a LILA Cards Guidebook.
    -Have your name mentioned on the "LILA Cards Founder" page on our website.
    -Plus get exclusive email updates on our progress, upcoming LILA retreats, classes and other products! You also get to feel the buzz of knowing you are helping create a product that will help many people reconnect to their deepest heart.

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    Pledge $40 or more About $40

    -1 Set of LILA Cards (as described above)
    -LILA T-shirt -Limited Edition "LILA: Divine Playformation" (see picture on main page.)
    -Have your name mentioned on the "LILA Cards Founder" page on our website.
    -Plus get exclusive email updates on our progress, upcoming LILA retreats, classes and other products!
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    Pledge $75 or more About $75

    -2 Sets of LILA Cards (as above)
    -Ticket to any Full Day LILA Retreat (Schedule on LilaRetreat.com and always expanding, 6 planned for 2015.)
    -Have your name mentioned on the "LILA Cards Founder" page on our website.
    -Plus get exclusive email updates on our progress, upcoming LILA retreats, classes and other products!
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    Pledge $125 or more About $125

    -TWO Sets of LILA Cards (as above)
    -TWO Tickets to any Full Day LILA Retreat (Schedule on LilaRetreat.com and always expanding. 2 Scheduled & 6 planned for 2015.)
    -Tickets available as soon as Project Funds in January (Shipping date is for cards.)
    -Have your name mentioned on the "LILA Cards Founder" page on our website.
    -Plus get exclusive email updates on our progress, upcoming LILA retreats, classes and other products!
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    Pledge $195 or more About $195

    -TWO Sets of LILA Cards (as above)
    -One 2015 All Year Pass to any and ALL 1 Day LILA Events (2 scheduled, 6 planned -a $750 value!)
    -Ticket available as soon as Project Funds in January (Shipping date is for cards.)
    -Have your name mentioned on the "LILA Cards Founder" page on our website.
    -Plus get exclusive email updates on our progress, upcoming LILA retreats, classes and other products!
    -Feel the buzz of knowing you are helping create a product that will help many people reconnect to their deepest heart.

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    Pledge $250 or more About $250

    -1 Set of LILA Cards (as above)
    -1 Ticket to a Full Day LILA Retreat
    -A Private one-on-one personal growth retreat with Leif Hansen (3 hours, live or virtual.)
    Experience the life-changing power of a personal retreat with Spark & LILA founder Leif Hansen to revitalize your heart, clarify your values, goals & vision for 2015! Work through any stuck aspects of your life using creative activities. Retreats can be live within 1 hour of Port Townsend, WA or virtual (phone/video.) Normally valued at $500-$750.
    -Have your name mentioned on the "LILA Cards Founder" page on our website.
    -Plus get exclusive email updates on our progress, upcoming LILA retreats, classes and other products!
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    Pledge $295 or more About $295

    -1 Set of LILA Cards
    -1 Ticket to any FULL Weekend LILA Retreat (any retreat valued at under $500).) These powerful, playful retreats are an event of a lifetime. We have six retreats planned for 2015, more being added monthly & details at LILARetreat.com
    -Have your name mentioned on the "LILA Cards Founder" page on our website.
    -Plus get exclusive email updates on our progress, upcoming LILA retreats, classes and other products!
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    Pledge $495 or more About $495

    -Brand NEW 11 Foot 5 Paddleboard with fin and paddle. Retails for $1299 new --handcrafted and made in the US!
    -1 Sets of LILA Cards (as above)
    -1 Ticket to any Full Day LILA Retreat (Schedule on LilaRetreat.com and always expanding, 6 planned for 2015.)
    -Have your name mentioned on the "LILA Cards Founder" page on our website.
    -Plus get exclusive email updates on our progress, upcoming LILA retreats, classes and other products!
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    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000

    ***LILA Card Catalysts!***
    -5 Sets of Limited Edition LILA Cards +a Digital PDF Version
    -2 Private 1-1 Sessions with Leif ($250 value. Phone or Video. Can be live if w/in 1 hour of Port Townsend.)
    -Ticket to a Weekend LILA Retreat (any retreat valued at under $500)
    - Your name or business name printed on the "LILA Catalyst" Guidebook page of every set of Limited Edition LILA Cards. Each deck will include a thank you to these top 10 catalysts.
    -Have your name mentioned on the "LILA Cards Founder" page on our website.
    -Plus get exclusive email updates on our progress, upcoming LILA retreats, classes and other products!
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    -10 Sets of LILA Cards
    -PRIVATE CUSTOMIZED SPARK GROUP EVENT for between 10-100 PEOPLE LASTING from 1 to 8 Hours (Personal Growth, Fun OR Professional Team Training.) <We normally charge $2k-$5k for full day private events.) Whether you want an amazing event with a group of friends, family, club or business team (Adaptive Leadership, Teambuilding, Collaborative Creativity), we promise to co-create and deliver a powerful, playful, creative, catalyzing & customized day you won't forget. We have hundreds of testimonials from past participants and clients, many of which can be found at http:/SparkInteraction.com or http://LilaRetreat.com
    -Have your name mentioned on the "LILA Cards Founder" page on our website.
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