150 episodes

Listen in as your host, Lisa Colón DeLay, engages in meaningful conversation with a diverse selection of best-selling authors, influencers, luminaries, leaders, unique thinkers, spiritual teachers, and ordinary people who lead interesting lives and do good in their part of the world. Soul School episodes are short reflections from the host.





Check the audio weekly archives (at sparkmymuse.com) going back to April 2015 to enjoy a range of fascinating themes and distinguished guests like Seth Godin, Mark Nepo, Krista Tippett, Parker J. Palmer, Dr Daniel J. Siegel MD, Fr. James Martin, Omid Safi, Dr Ibram Kendi, AJ Levine, Pádraig Ó Tuama, Dr. Steven Porter, Dr Lerita Coleman Brown, Dr Vinod Goel, Dr Lisa Feldman Barrett, and many others to engage your intellect, spark your inner life, and add fuel to feed your relationships and sustain you for the long term.





Supporters keep the program going. Pay-what-you-can and find extras and much more at patreon.com/sparkmymuse





Visit the official Spark My Muse website [sparkmymuse.com] to access hundreds of episodes, to visit the Spark Store, to find Courses for deeper insights, or contact the host, teacher, creative director, and spiritual companion Lisa Colón DeLay who is also the author of the celebrated spiritual formation book "The Wild Land Within: Cultivating Wholeness Through Spiritual Practice".

Spark My Muse Lisa Colón DeLay

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.9 • 57 Ratings

Listen in as your host, Lisa Colón DeLay, engages in meaningful conversation with a diverse selection of best-selling authors, influencers, luminaries, leaders, unique thinkers, spiritual teachers, and ordinary people who lead interesting lives and do good in their part of the world. Soul School episodes are short reflections from the host.





Check the audio weekly archives (at sparkmymuse.com) going back to April 2015 to enjoy a range of fascinating themes and distinguished guests like Seth Godin, Mark Nepo, Krista Tippett, Parker J. Palmer, Dr Daniel J. Siegel MD, Fr. James Martin, Omid Safi, Dr Ibram Kendi, AJ Levine, Pádraig Ó Tuama, Dr. Steven Porter, Dr Lerita Coleman Brown, Dr Vinod Goel, Dr Lisa Feldman Barrett, and many others to engage your intellect, spark your inner life, and add fuel to feed your relationships and sustain you for the long term.





Supporters keep the program going. Pay-what-you-can and find extras and much more at patreon.com/sparkmymuse





Visit the official Spark My Muse website [sparkmymuse.com] to access hundreds of episodes, to visit the Spark Store, to find Courses for deeper insights, or contact the host, teacher, creative director, and spiritual companion Lisa Colón DeLay who is also the author of the celebrated spiritual formation book "The Wild Land Within: Cultivating Wholeness Through Spiritual Practice".

    Unlearning the Business Model [SSL 311]

    Unlearning the Business Model [SSL 311]

    What does a revival of spiritual formation look like?







    In my opinion, it will look like the opposite of the business model that we’ve superimposed on most aspects of our lives. When procuring success in the marketplace and the church spheres, ways of doing things often do more long-term damage than good for the humans involved. Let's converse about this.















    After you listen, you can find some additional reflections here and you can participate as a subscriber. : https://sparkmymuse.substack.com/publish/post/145420092







    (featured image was created with the help of AI)







    • Please remember you can be an ongoing Patron (supporter) by going here :https://www.patreon.com/posts/105777810















    This kind of support unlocks for you many extras on that site (at $5 level, and up) and includes everything on the paid level at the Substack site.







    For more info scroll down.















    You are invited to encounter the spiritual formation book I wrote called The Wild Land Within  Just click the book or google search the title to get one, or get a few for a book club.I'm happy to meet up with your group to say "hello" and answer your questions and hear your thoughts.















    • You can find out about my publisher Broadleaf Books here















    What is a Patron? Here are the DETAILS:Patron supporters chip-in a bit each month to help me offset my expenses and continue creating episodes. Supporting this way ($5 +) entitles you to many posts, perks, and goodies that unlock once you begin.Want to come along side me with support regularly?This kind of help makes a big difference. It is with great appreciation that I create for my patrons as my “inner circle”.







    • Remember, Patron supporters ALSO get ALL ACCESS to the Substack (paid) extras! Start here: https://www.patreon.com/







    AND coming soon, for Patreon supporters at all levels of support is THE QUARTERLY CHALLENGE. Starting in July, participants will be offered a challenge (one per month) to enliven their spiritual journey, connection to others, and inner reflection. More info is to come.







    OR make a one-time contribution at PayPal.me/lisacolondelay















    • It's listeners like you make this work possible. 







    You can help out by sharing the program and rating/reviewing it on iTunes or other outlets.Thank you very much.-Lisa

    • 14 min
    Eps. 227 | Guest, Micha Boyett: Blessed are the Rest of Us

    Eps. 227 | Guest, Micha Boyett: Blessed are the Rest of Us

    It was great to speak with Micha for the podcast. I hope you enjoy our conversation and head over to the extras page to learn more.















    After you listen, you find PART II here : https://sparkmymuse.substack.com/publish/post/145099070















    Want to hear a previous episode about Micha's work?Go here: https://lisadelay.com/blog/tag/micha-boyett/







    • Please remember you can be an ongoing Patron (supporter) by going here :







    https://www.patreon.com/posts/105175912







    This kind of support unlocks for you many extras on that site (at $5 level, and up). It also includes all post on the paid subscriber level at the Substack site.







    For more info scroll down.















    You are invited to encounter the spiritual formation book I wrote called The Wild Land Within  Just click the book or google search the title to get one, or get a few for a book club.I'm happy to meet up with your group to say "hello" and answer your questions and hear your thoughts.















    • You can find out about my publisher Broadleaf Books here















    What is a Patron? Here are the DETAILS:Patron supporters chip-in a bit each month to help me offset my expenses and continue creating episodes. Supporting this way ($5 +) entitles you to many posts, perks, and goodies that unlock once you begin.Want to come along side me with support regularly?This kind of help makes a big difference. It is with great appreciation that I create for my patrons as my “inner circle”.







    • Remember, Patron supporters ALSO get ALL ACCESS to the Substack (paid) extras! Start here: https://www.patreon.com/







    OR make a one-time contribution at PayPal.me/lisacolondelay















    • It's listeners like you make this work possible. 







    You can help out by sharing the program and rating/reviewing it on iTunes or other outlets.Thank you very much.-Lisa

    The Lazarus Effect [SSL 310]

    The Lazarus Effect [SSL 310]

    Jesus uses a shocking and hilarious hyperbole "a camel going through the opening of a needle" to speak of how absurd it is to think that the rich can be a part of what God is up to. His students are dumbfounded. The camel is the biggest animal they know about, but the opening of a needle? How tiny.







    We might say, it's easier to play golf by using a boulder for a golfball or it's easier to climb a greased pole the size of the Empire State building with no arms and legs.







    This means It is patently absurd to think that the rich will catch on to what God is doing and join in.







    Yet, we also know that some wealthy people were part of the Kingdom of God in the Bible and some were as early Christians. Something is different about those people that is rare and inspired and few of us will catch on for ourselves. Enjoy the episode and pass it along.















    After you listen, you can find some amazing related artwork and additional reflections I did at PART II here : https://sparkmymuse.substack.com/publish/post/145024711















    • Please remember you can be an ongoing Patron (supporter) by going here :https://www.patreon.com/posts/105022790







    This kind of support unlocks for you many extras on that site (at $5 level, and up) and includes everything on the paid level at the Substack site.







    For more info scroll down.















    You are invited to encounter the spiritual formation book I wrote called The Wild Land Within  Just click the book or google search the title to get one, or get a few for a book club.I'm happy to meet up with your group to say "hello" and answer your questions and hear your thoughts.















    • You can find out about my publisher Broadleaf Books here















    What is a Patron? Here are the DETAILS:Patron supporters chip-in a bit each month to help me offset my expenses and continue creating episodes. Supporting this way ($5 +) entitles you to many posts, perks, and goodies that unlock once you begin.Want to come along side me with support regularly?This kind of help makes a big difference. It is with great appreciation that I create for my patrons as my “inner circle”.







    • Remember, Patron supporters ALSO get ALL ACCESS to the Substack (paid) extras! Start here: https://www.patreon.com/







    OR make a one-time contribution at PayPal.me/lisacolondelay















    • It's listeners like you make this work possible. 







    You can help out by sharing the program and rating/reviewing it on iTunes or other outlets.Thank you very much.-Lisa

    • 20 min
    Has Life Ever Felt NOT Real? [SSL 309]

    Has Life Ever Felt NOT Real? [SSL 309]

    Let's start understanding how Dissociative experiences happen and understanding the Spectrum of Dissociative Identity Disorder which can be experience at least once by up to 75% of the population.















    Please use these resources to find help if you need it. NAMI HelpLine is available M-F, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. ET. Call 800-950-6264,text “helpline” to 62640, or chat online. In a crisis,callor text 988 (24/7).







    After you listen, you can find really useful info here on the substack page : https://sparkmymuse.substack.com/publish/post/144543594







    • Please remember you can be an ongoing Patron (supporter) by going here :https://www.patreon.com/posts/104373718







    This kind of support unlocks for you many extras on that site (at the patreon $5 and up level); PLUS everything on the paid level at the Substack site.







    For more info scroll down.(feature image was made with the use of AI)















    Get the spiritual formation book I wrote (The Wild Land Within)…  just click the book or google search the title to get one, or a few for a book club.















    • You can find out about my publisher Broadleaf Books here















    What is a Patron? Here are the DETAILS:Patron supporters chip-in a bit each month to help me offset my expenses and continue creating episodes. Supporting this way ($5 +) entitles you to many posts, perks, and goodies that unlock once you begin.Want to come along side me with support regularly?This kind of help makes a big difference. It is with great appreciation that I create for my patrons as my “inner circle”.







    • OF COURSE Patron supporters ALSO get ALL ACCESS to the Substack (paid) extras! Start here: https://www.patreon.com/







    OR make a one-time contribution at PayPal.me/lisacolondelay















    • Listeners like you make this work possible. 







    Here’s how to help out:







    1. Share the program with another person today.







    2. Leave a good Rating/ Write a Review on iTunes for the podcast.

    • 22 min
    Unlearning the 5 Love Languages and Other Fables [SSL 308]

    Unlearning the 5 Love Languages and Other Fables [SSL 308]

    I'm featuring a program today on the failure of pop psychology (5 Love Languages) and the what the empirical studies actually tell us about lasting relationships.







    After you listen, you can find the links to the articles I used as resources here on the substack page here :







    https://sparkmymuse.substack.com/publish/post/144522526















    • Please remember you can be an ongoing Patron (supporter) by going here https://www.patreon.com/posts/104032927







    This kind of support unlocks for you many extras on that site (at the patreon $5 and up level); PLUS everything on the paid level at the Substack site.







    For more info scroll down.















    Get the spiritual formation book I wrote (The Wild Land Within)…  just click the book or google search the title to get one, or a few for a book club.















    • You can find out about my publisher Broadleaf Books here















    What is a Patron? Here are the DETAILS:Patron supporters chip-in a bit each month to help me offset my expenses and continue creating episodes. Supporting this way ($5 +) entitles you to many posts, perks, and goodies that unlock once you begin.Want to come along side me with support regularly?This kind of help makes a big difference. It is with great appreciation that I create for my patrons as my “inner circle”.







    • OF COURSE Patron supporters ALSO get ALL ACCESS to the Substack (paid) extras! Start here: https://www.patreon.com/







    OR make a one-time contribution at PayPal.me/lisacolondelay















    • Listeners like you make this work possible. 







    Here’s how to help out:







    1. Share the program with another person today.







    2. Leave a good Rating/ Write a Review on iTunes for the podcast.

    • 12 min
    Measuring Infinity through Embodiment [SSL 307]

    Measuring Infinity through Embodiment [SSL 307]

    I'm featuring an insightful work from Image Journal's editor-in-chief James K.A. Smith on, among other things, the impact of the life's work of Gego (Gertrud Goldschmidt) on display at the Guggenheim in 2023.







    After you listen, you can find the link to the Image article, the art exhibit link, plus photos of Gego and her work on the substack page here :https://sparkmymuse.substack.com/publish/post/144417942















    • Please remember you can be an ongoing Patron (supporter) by going here https://www.patreon.com/posts/103829374







    This kind of support unlocks for you many extras on that site (at the patreon $5 and up level); PLUS everything on the paid level at the Substack site.







    For more info scroll down.















    To get the spiritual formation book I wrote (The Wild Land Within)…  just click the book or google search the title to get one, or a few for a book club.















    • You can find out about my publisher Broadleaf Books here















    What is a Patron? Here are the DETAILS:Patron supporters chip-in a bit each month to help me offset my expenses and continue creating episodes. Supporting this way ($5 +) entitles you to many posts, perks, and goodies that unlock once you begin.Want to come along side me with support regularly?This kind of help makes a big difference. It is with great appreciation that I create for my patrons as my “inner circle”.







    • OF COURSE Patron supporters ALSO get ALL ACCESS to the Substack (paid) extras! Start here: https://www.patreon.com/







    OR make a one-time contribution at PayPal.me/lisacolondelay















    • Listeners like you make this work possible. 







    Here’s how to help out:







    1. Share the program with another person today.







    2. Leave a good Rating/ Write a Review on iTunes for the podcast.

    • 17 min

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