2023 is a year of Mountain Energy

The energy is changing from Water Energy in 2022 to Mountain Energy for 2023. This means that we will experience more stability, ease of connection to wisdom, feel stronger and have an ability to trust life and ourselves. Sounds great, right?

Yet we know that each of the Tao energies has a light and dark manifestation, and Mountain Energy in 2023 also means that you could feel rigid and not open to change, as well as experience a lack of trust in your life path, and a feeling of being stuck.

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Here’s a story I wrote about light expanding Mountain Energy:

Mountains are incredible! I remember speaking with a young girl who was born and raised on the flat Canadian Prairies, as she described her first experience of mountain. The awe and wonder that she felt as she drove through the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Knowing that they had always been there. The miracle of their height and her imagining of what you could see from the top of a mountain. The courage she felt was needed to climb a mountain; the many paths, the many different ways to get to the top.

She understood that mountains were not to be conquered, but they provided opportunities for us to know ourselves.

Light Mountain Energy is about having faith in life; conviction and confidence that things will work out for the best. Faith is a choice to trust in life and to trust your strength and wisdom. Faith is trusting your beliefs, your God, the world and living with strength, wisdom and steadiness; feeling peaceful and full of hope.

You can sense light expanding Mountain Energy within yourself when you push the boundaries of beliefs and share your beliefs with others. Light Mountain Energy help you be a great communicator, allowing you to make difficult and intangible ideas easy to understand.

Mountains are impressive. Mountains are firmly grounded on earth and reach up to the heavens; they are deeply connected to both physical and spiritual.

On this video is a beautiful spiritual practice to bring more light expanding Mountain Energy into your life in 2023

This spiritual practice will help make 2023 a year in which you feel like a wizard, full of magic. A practice that includes Intention, Affirmation and Breath Prayer for Mountain Energy. As well as contemplation questions to help you align with Mountain Energy, and a connection to your higher self, reaching for wisdom and inspiration.

This is Dark Collapsed Mountain Energy:

Yet, you can also imagine that dark collapsed Mountain Energy is rigid and stuck. Mountains don’t move. Dark collapsed Mountain Energy causes beliefs and attitudes that are uncompromising and inflexible.

Mountains are huge, you can’t ignore them. They throw immense shadows. Dark Mountain Energy often manifests as having a superior attitude; those times when you are cold and aloof and impatient with others.

Within yourself, dark collapsed Mountain Energy makes you feel that people are out to get you and you will be betrayed. You feel they will turn on you and be disloyal and violate your confidence.

In your life, dark Mountain Energy causes you to feel that life isn’t fair; that things never work out in your favour. No matter what you do, it just isn’t fair.

You may question the point of life. You may wonder at the meaning of life. You may lack faith and not trust the process of life. You may indulge in doubt and constant questioning.

Dark collapsed Mountain Energy also encourages polarized thinking; a way of looking at the world that is black and white. No compromise. No concessions. No understanding of another’s point of view or life experience. No tolerance.

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Antidote and action:

Thankfully, there are things that you can do, action that you can take as an antidote to dark collapsed Mountain Energy. To bring light expanding Mountain Energy and the profound teachings of the Tao into your life. In 2023

  1. Connect with others by ‘walking in their shoes’
  2. Balance your life by focusing on your spiritual connection and being constant, certain and strong
  3. Find Flow and non-resistance by consciously choosing to have faith and trust the flow of life

Lapis Lazuli - assists with accessing universal knowledge. It also promotes connection to 'what you cannot see'.
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Gemstones are gifts from the earth and have energy that you can tap into. When you carry gemstones in your pocket, backpack or purse you are bringing their positive energy with you. The gemstone for Mountain Energy is lapis lazuli.

Lapis lazuli assists with accessing universal knowledge. It also promotes connection to ‘what you cannot see’.


Whether 2023 is a light or dark year for you, is your choice. You can choose to engage in the spiritual practice (above video) that will align you with light expanding Mountain Energy; and you can choose to take action using the antidote to dark collapsed Mountain Energy. This will align you with being strong, steady and wise; being able to trust life and having faith that things will work out. You got this! It’s a good year.

Books by Dr. Debra Ford on the Tao: 

Author: Dr. Debra Ford Msc.D. 

Dr. Debra is a spiritual philosophy teacher with a doctorate in metaphysical science. She is an ordained minister and member of the American metaphysical doctors association and the Canadian international metaphysical ministry. Dr. Debraā€™s SolePath is Inspirational Teacher and Spiritual Mystic. It is this SolePath that allows her to connect, create and communicate the SolePath body of work. She is the author of 16 books including ā€˜SolePath the path to purpose and a beautiful lifeā€˜ā€˜Daily Pulse, rhythm of the Taoā€˜ and her childrenā€™s book ā€˜Emilia Rose and the rainbow adventureā€™.

Contact: DrDebra@SolePath.org

Grateful thanks to Dr. Janice Brown for the wonderful blog images and videos.

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