Sacred Summer…

So last night saw the 1st of our sacred summer nights on the beach at Scarborough. The idea is to light a load of tee lights on the beach and allow passers by to come and light one for what ever reason they like, for a loved one or if they have something to celebrate…

We where not too sure how it would be received…… but were totally blown away, we must have had over 200 people throughout the night, (from 7:30 – 11:30pm). some lit a candle and walked off, some stood and chatted, some asked for prayer, some told of their own spiritual journeys, but one thing that i noticed throughout the night was that those who chose to take part in whatever way, ended up leaving the space in a different direction. For those who were walking on the beach they would have continued walking on the beach if we had not been there but they walked off up on to the pathway and vice versa.

i wondered then if this was a symbol of what was happening spiritually for people, this event maybe was not life changing in a total revolutionary u-turn direction for people, but rather it was more of a tilt of the axis, for some ever so slightly….?

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7 thoughts on “Sacred Summer…

    1. bluesoul Post author

      i guess there is only one way to find out !!! this was our 1st attempt and we were shocked to find how well it worked ! i would go for somewhere kind of nature filled a park or something. i think the beach is quite a spiritual place ?…. don’t know though

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  1. Alice Smith

    sacred or scared?? typo but an interesting observation that it might have been ‘scary’ for some people to see you there! We used to do an Easter sunrise service on the beach every year. Scarborough beach is one of my favourite places – in fact I got engaged there! Praying for this new project – maybe see you sometime in the summer! x

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    1. bluesoul Post author

      lol it felt scary but yer you are right it should say sacred !! it was really good fun and shocking to see how many people actually wanted to come and play !!! might catch you over the summer !!

      B x

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    1. bluesoul Post author

      Saturday 18th July saw the first of our sacred summer nights on the beach at Scarborough.

      The idea came from watching an episode of Top Gear when the presenters all travelled to Asia on mopeds and stopped over somewhere to taking in the sights, and one of the things that amazed them was the sight of 100’s of floating Tea-lights being sent off down a river at night. The visual impact of this looked amazing and even made the all male bravado petrol heads stop and think….

      So i pondered what doing something similar might provoke in members of the public over here So Sam (Foster, Pioneer minister based in Scarborogh), Shena (woolridge, Church army evengelist also beased in Scarborough) and a hand full of others set off to light up a section of Scarborough beach and see if it would invoke something of the spiritual to passers by….

      We where not too sure how it would be received, but were totally blown away, we must have had over 200 people throughout the night, (from 7:30 – 11:30pm). some lit a candle and walked off, some stood and chatted, some asked for prayer, some told of their own spiritual journeys, but one thing that i noticed throughout the night was that those who chose to take part in whatever way, ended up leaving the space in a different direction. For those who were walking on the beach they would have continued walking on the beach if we had not been there but they walked off up on to the pathway and vice versa.

      i wondered then if this was a symbol of what was happening spiritually for people, this event maybe was not life changing in a total revolutionary u-turn direction for people, but rather it was more of a tilt of the axis, for some ever so slightly, that there was an encounter for people that maybe changed something, somewhere in thier journey.

      we are hopefuly going to do some more uo and down the East Coast, more info will appear on the St Maxs website and my blog.

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  2. brunettekoala

    That’s really cool.

    Every other year my Mum and grandparents took me to Scarborough for a few days for our yearly ‘holiday’. I had forgotten until you posted this that I used to go to the beach missions – they had the coolest puppet shows and I loved it!

    Before I was a Christian or anything.

    The candlelight thing seems cool. Sounds very 24/7 prayer (have you read ‘Red Moon Rising’ by Pete Greig??)

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