Who’s Lisa?


I’m Lisa.
What you will find here often focuses on personal transformation, community growth, and healing; and spiritual formation.

Because I grew up a pastor’s kid (a PK) the great big questions of existence that also involve meaning were always primary in my life, in my thoughts, and my ways of learning to be more fully human. My writing, resources, and passions still center on this.

A scripture passage that helps guide my life is in Galatians, chapter 5:13-26.
Verses 22-26 are especially potent:

The Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,  gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things!  Those who belong to Christ Jesus have nailed the passions and desires of their sinful nature to his cross and crucified them there. Since we are living by the Spirit, let us follow the Spirit’s leading in every part of our lives. Let us not become conceited, or provoke one another, or be jealous of one another. 

Things I like: creating, learning, reading, building relationships, writing, traveling, kayaking, walks, being in or near water, and other ways of being outdoors. Volunteering, especially in my homeland of Puerto Rico with the organization Mi Patria. When sharing with groups, I like participatory gatherings and shared-inquiry teaching; and mentoring/spiritual friendships/companioning is important to me.

My fondness for conversing with interesting people like authors, scientists, and spiritual leaders prompted me to start a weekly podcast/broadcast in April 2015. New programs air every Wednesday. I hope you can listen in. So far, I’ve released over 550 episodes and people in 189 countries tune in. ❤️

• You can find articles, resources, and related links to Spark My Muse episodes here: sparkmymuse.substack.com.  I’m grateful to have monthly supporters who help me keep most of my work free. That’s here: patreon.com/sparkmymuse —Come and be a part of that, if you are able.

If you are interested in diving into a deeper spiritual challenge with some guidance, I started this endeavor called Quarterly Challenge. Take a look if you want to.
Come and follow me.

I’d love to converse with your group.
Let’s be in touch.

  • Topics I speak on related to “The Wild Land Within” book:
    – Early Desert Christianity, devotional practices, and ways of knowing God
    – The 8 Demons of the Desert Elders (afflicting thoughts / logismoi )
    – Learning the “weather and climate” of the inner world and how to grow the Fruit of the Spirit 
    – Core wounds and finding personal, spiritual, and embodied healing
    – Centering non white spiritualities to reveal blind spots, find insights, and renew spiritual growth 
    – Spiritual practices and prayers that comfort in a time of tumult, suffering, pain, and confusion

Thanks for your interest. ❤️

You are invited to read my book—
The Wild Land Within

• Here is a book review
by Sarah L. 
Sanderson in Fathom Magazine:

Here’s a kind endorsement I’m so grateful for.

“In this book, Lisa Colón DeLay offers some of the best inner-life guidance I know. Drawing on the many sound sources she’s studied with care, including her own experience, she shares time-tested wisdom for people seeking a spiritual GPS to keep them oriented to true self. Highly recommended.”
— Parker J. Palmer

Places to find the book: (some are Amazon Affiliate links)

• To support independent bookstores, go here: http://tiny.cc/wildINDIE

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Enjoy some audio (broadcast/podcast) below.

The more formal blurb-type BIO for Lisa Colón DeLay:

(Lisa Colón DeLay – pen name / public name)
is the creator, producer, and host of the Spark My Muse podcast which began in 2015 and has released more than 550 episodes. She is the author of the celebrated spiritual formation book entitled “The Wild Land Within” (2021 Broadleaf Books). Lisa is Latina (originally from Puerto Rico) and her work focuses on involving historically marginalized perspectives, and fostering healing and transforming in our interior lives and in our relationships in order to fortify the beloved community.


• B.F.A. Communication Design
• M.A. Spiritual Formation

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At this website, sometimes I recommend things I like, or list books related to episodes . At times, I get some those items for free, at a discount, or I may receive a small percentage from the sale of those items if you click through and make a purchase.
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❤️ Thank you for your generous heart. You help by sharing my work with others and giving as you are able. ❤️
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