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The Go Slow Fast

Stop • Fast • Listen
To be with the Earth
– Between Aug 31–3 Sept –

From 31st August to 3rd of September, 17 trained vision fast guides will fast these four days in the wilderness or natural spaces known to them, from Siberia to South Africa, Europe and North America to listen deeply into what in this time the Earth* is expressing. It is a conversation with life, Earth, our partner. They are not in action to save anyone or anything, be only with their own story or for any specific outcome, but simply to listen, look and learn from the intention just to be in partnership with the Earth.

If you feel connected, resonant with this, please join us within these days however you can. The Go-Slow Fast is suggesting a 12–24 hour abstinence from food to mark this time, spending some or all of the time in a natural environment, alone without distractions, listening.

Why listen?
In readiness to enter “Don´t know land” to listen, look and learn from what may be heard or emerging in a collective sense from our global partner, or group soul of the world, one may challenge the behaviour to re-play old stories that are stored in our narratives; the left half of our brain and receive truly new insights, motivations and experiences.
We don’t know what will come.
And its a question; to find out what happens when we interact from a partnership, or as an intimate lover with the Earth and or nature.

Why fasting?**
• Fasting with intention supports an increase in awareness, a refined listening and space to receive a connection, vision or view that was not before accessible, largely because energy one uses to digest is available to the other senses.

• Fasting means to go without food, a deliberate act or choice for those of us privileged enough to decide not to eat. In this fast it also means to be in nature without company and the usual comforts, phone, communication with others, books or magazines, journal etc and…

How it can look
To be without food for 24 hours can be something simple like this –
to miss two meals.
One might either eat a good meal in the evening, next day miss breakfast and lunch, and celebrate with breaking the fast again for an evening meal.
Alternatively one can have breakfast and go the whole day and night without food until breakfast again the next day. One may spend some of the time in nature, or all of it depending on one’s circumstances.

Bare bones in brief
– The Intention
• To be in nature, fasting, look, listen, and learn with the Earth.
• To offer something back – ceremonies of gratitude, prayers, grief, commitments, songs,
poems, stories etc, both to the Earth and in return to our people, place etc.
• To return with any emerging story, messages, insights that appear as result of the time out.
• To collectively find out what this is, yet that simply doing it is enough.

– Actions
• A person joins up on the FB group to engage in this collaborative process who feels they are connected in some way with the above intention.
• People are self-responsible and self-organise. They appoint a friend or someone trusted who can be there before going out, listen to their story on return.
• Go Slow Fasters make a post in the group page, and or generally, call together a gathering of friends, make some dissemination to let others know what happened.

FB Group

* Earth, Planet, Nature, Mother Earth, Gaia – whatever the term is for you in your language and cosmology, this fast takes a view along the lines of listening in partnership with Nature, Earth, Planet etc.

**Fasting is and has been practiced for millennia by spiritual and cultural traditions spanning the world, including innumerable indigenous cultures, Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Judaism, Taoism and Jainism. People fast for health, ritualistic, religious, or ethical purposes, with the similar goals of showing sacrifice and cleansing oneself.

Note: One should not undertake any fast without responsible awareness for one’s health and conditions to ensure a beneficial experience.

For more information on the wide range of fasting practice –



"The way that we preserve our ceremonies, our culture, is by sharing the knowledge with those who would take the time to listen."
- Grandmother Mona



Occurring, growing, or living in a natural state; not domesticated, cultivated, or tame.


Something characterized by bewildering vastness, perilousness, or unchecked profusion.
a wild, uncultivated, uninhabited region, as of forest or desert.
A large tract of land that has not been significantly affected by human activities.


A voluntary abstinence or limiting of one’s food, especially as a spiritual or religious observance