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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.
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:
Here's a sampling of the other titles of cards/practices in the deck:
- Candle Flame Meditation
- Heart Songs
- Mirror Mirror
- Body Sculpts
- Lectio Divina
- God Winks
- 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.
I imagine 3 kinds of people who will be most attracted to LILA Cards:
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!
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:
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
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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
- (28 days)