Fast, Medicine Walks
Rites of Passage & Solo Time
listening and feedback through Nature,
Self-Reflection, Quest and Fasting
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.
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,
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.
• 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.
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
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
bones in brief
– The Intention
• To be in nature, fasting, look, listen, and learn with
• 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
• 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.
• 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.
* 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