Mr. Koethner

Spas, Health & Wellness

Stepping Out: Coming to Terms with the Global Predicaments

By Michael Koethner, Wellness & Healing Consultant, Spa Transition

In the past few years, there has been an ever-growing, very subtle feeling of insecurity, instability, craziness up to some point of panic, when it comes to people's daily life, personal growth and the overall economic growth. This feeling has forced humanity and societies to do things that have separated everyone and everything on a large scale with some very unpleasant outcomes. However, in the past 10 plus years this feeling has turned to the other side of the coin with an even deeper sense of urgency surfacing in each of us, to find out what this is all about, supported by a force that is seemingly coming from nowhere.

This deep-seated feeling of unrest has been on the rise since the mid 40's, and pushed aside ever since to avoid confrontation of a possible ugly truth, the truth that the life lived up until today was an illusion. All these years' people have been running around like headless chickens, looking for something outside their daily existence. Performing at their jobs, and grinding along with no real end in sight, only to find themselves doing the same old thing, over and over, again and again, repeating same old, same old. Along the way, on their journey to some unknown pristine land, they have outperformed themselves in the pursuit of controlling others and situations, thinking and believing that changing the circumstances outside of them will get them into higher places of peace and tranquility. The harm and pain done onto others, to justify the need of the ego, and out of fear of the confrontation of the real cause, in the name of an artificial system, for the sake of power and money, during that journey, has left everyone in a total state of confusion, fighting against each other, for no apparent reason. They did everything possible, with all mighty force, to create a world outside themselves by compromising the deep longing of the soul for a meaningful live.

They have planted seeds outside on the promised land, thinking that all will be taken care of by the higher forces, neglecting that the nurturing has to come from the inside and that the higher forces are to be found within. The results of this behavior, action and processes are now everywhere, but unfortunately, the harvest turned out to be useless. Humanity found itself in an environment of hate, pain, anger, frustration, confusion, with a scent of hysteria. Even in the midst of the crisis, with undisputable facts presented by science, they stubbornly refuse to acknowledge that they are the cause themselves, of all the competition, illness, psychic disorders and separation. In addition, all feelings whether negative or positive were pushed down into the body system thinking that emotionless performance will give them a title and position to justify a higher income and set them free. The use of material things to compensate for unpleasant feelings has caused many physical and psychological disturbances to surface and created unnecessary industries and careers, which separated life and people even more.

The unknown origin of this behavior, that has creeped deep inside the human psyche for years, like roots of poisonous weed, is now resurfacing again. Every particle, every entity, every living organism is now going through a process of radical detoxification, because the feelings associated with it must be dealt with immediately, before the soul is lost forever in the unseen territories of the universe. It is the desire of the soul to sustain life. The ego is just the processor unit, performing according to given instructions by the soul and from the heart. The collective consciousness within society knows about it, and they recognize that they betrayed themselves and pushed entire systems, companies and societies into unbelievable situations of despair, that have left future generations with a mess never experienced before. The question of why would any human do something like that to another fellow human and what would be the benefit of such action, still remains and will be answered soon. Nature lives in balance, ever since, humans managed to destroy this balance in the pursuit of status and ego recognition. The answer of how to fix this situation will come to those who are able to pull themselves out of the rat race and look from the inside out. They then will discover the beauty and the true meaning of life, as well as pure love and the unlimited power of the universe and the soul.

In today's society, it takes even more courage and a very strong heart to step aside into the unknown territories of everything this world has to offer. Only a soul with an unspoiled spirit can go on to discover that the magic of life is inside in the body canvass, waiting to be released into the external world. Instead of running around in a hamster wheel, controlled by systems and dogmas, the brave will chose the road of self-discovery. They will then find all the jewels, which complements and enhances their journey and enriches the overall experience. They will discover that there is something sacred in everything, a deeper meaning, a story older than humanity. On the way to discovery, there will be a powerful but inevitable realignment of all body systems, which will promote the healing process, involving the psyche as well as the soul.

Literature of famous authors, and talented word artists have presented humanity, in every culture and civilization, that the inherent knowledge of wisdom, the energy of the Dao and healing has been available to everyone, ever since. Stepping out is a process that need to be performed at a time when it is called upon. The person knows exactly when time is due. Signs will appear right in front of their eyes when least expect it. These signs will be so powerful and obvious and possibly come in the worst of all times. When everything is falling apart and no light at the end of the proverbial tunnel is to be seen anywhere, that is the time when the soul has reached its point total recognition. That is when the person has obtained all information and experiences required to perform the miracle on themselves, the miracle of self-healing. The miracle that will set the person free from the mundane mainstream. In the midst of this seeming adversity, it is of utmost importance to stay in tune with the inner and higher self and allow the invisible force to guide you, because the results of this journey far outweigh the process of detoxification and the negative byproducts. This is not for the fainthearted. The ego is going to do everything possible to make the person feel scared and will send confusing messages to distract the process, because the ego cannot bear to be deflated. It will make a hell of a noise but it will eventually get the point, that it is worth nothing more than a processor.

The pendulum of separation and disorientation has now swung to one side to the most extreme point, and is just about to come back with full force, eliminating everything that does not comply with the new emerging energy. Every person and every organization is going to get the taste of it, if they like or not. The mode of self-centered thinking and behavior, the ignorance and arrogance that ruled societies and civilizations in the past few hundred years is no longer applicable and compatible with the new environment, rising out of the ashes on this planet. The time has come where everything that no longer supports the healing progress of the global community will be on the agenda. Those who still try to hold on to the old and outdated paradigm, are being presented with two choices, either give up and join the healing process, or disappear and vanish from the scene forever. No more may-be's. All ego driven and narcissistic appearances, be it in the form of awards, achievements, high profile recognition, certifications, degrees, titles, accreditations, you name it, will have no more influence in the new world of heart-centered communication and inclusive living.

In order to sustain life in the not so distant future, an awakened heart that governs the mind is required, not the other way around. Higher forces will be in charge to heal and re-align everything, to ensure that every human will be able to continue the journey of learning and discovery. Too much damage has been done to the planet and to all humans, to the eco-system; the planet can no longer take it. This understanding has now become so obvious and clear that people find it more and more necessary to take time out of their daily grind and start searching for their true meaning. The quick solution fixing system with a fake smile on the face has reached a point of no return; it is outworn, outgrown and a laughable matter. There is now a deep and profound urgency in the collective and individual human psyche, that there is something larger at work here that forces everyone to do something much more constructive than the naïve and primitive rush on the 3D surface of life. This force is so powerful; nothing can stop it, no matter what. Time to Step-Out, put all the cards on the table, face the pain, the illness, sort things out and Re-Think! No more delays, everything must be healed now before everyone joins the new paradigm. The world is finally healing itself with the support of universal forces, previously unheard, unfelt and unseen of.

As radical as it sounds, the time has come that the topic of healing and mysticism is in need of adequate recognition, because not too long ago, it was high-powered material for the insane institution, and every person talking about it labelled as a weirdo. This topic has finally reached the micro cosmos of every being and institution, through the internet and chat rooms. The time to joke about it, or ignore it, for the mere purpose of convenience has passed. Like it or not, the acknowledgement of it has to move up to the first rank on the daily "to-do-list". If not taken care of, the person, the business, the company or the system will vanish from the surface of life. The scientific society worldwide has confirmed many times over that the change the planet is currently experiencing, on a never seen before scale of daily and minuscule events in every cell of life and human conscience, is reaching its peak very soon. The competitive system and mind-set of separation is outdated; it had its time and is being moved into a place of bygone believe myths of cave-man societies and civilizations. There is a remorseless cleansing process happening that can be felt everywhere, and every second, and it will bring in a brand new system of inclusiveness and pushes out the system of exclusiveness.

Trying to go around or escape it is asking for even more disruption. In order to fully grasp and comprehend this very profound shift that has been in motion since the late 40's one has to seriously set aside sufficient qualitative and quantitative time to honor what is currently happening and how the person and the company can restructure it to remain compatible and inclusive, not competitive. People are tired of any authoritative behavior and its associated actions and outcomes. They are no longer willing to obey and follow instructions, just for the sake of doing something that no longer serves the global community. A human is not a resource, nor are they replaceable like a machine part, when time is due.

A human is an organic, highly evolved, inclusive, effective and self-healing, perpetual spiritual being that is currently moving into an even higher sphere of conscience. If machines ever to replace the features of human interaction, simply to justify shareholder values, then the hospitality industry, by its definition, is dead. Consider the hospitality, wellness and guest service industry that works with, and has to rely on, exact the features of the organic human interaction, with face-to-face communication and the exchange of valuable heartfelt information. The aim and goal of any company in the new economy should be towards setting new guidelines that make people belong and appreciated for their skills, knowledge, dreams, visions and hopes.

By being aware, that there is a new understanding driving the new economy and all its associated relationships to new and never seen before level of insights and inclusiveness will draw attention to your company and services offered. With all that change and adjustments comes a sort of dizziness as a side-effect, in each person, company, society and civilization, that is very specific and individualistic as the source of change and adaptation is to be found within, not without. One is in everything and everything is in the one. The Dao of Balance forces the human body to protect itself when faced with danger, such as an external or internal blow to the system. The soul is in charge to bring the body and its systems back into alignment, not the ego. Separation and competition is counterproductive, it only creates more fear, separation, anger, hate and other negative feelings and emotions.

Any business, be it in the hospitality or wellness industry or otherwise can no longer be operated by a mechanical set of rules and regulations, it must consider and integrate the organic human factor of biological interaction and heart-based communication into the daily agenda; it is now or never. Any organization that has neglected, or even discarded all morals and ethics for the sake of shareholder or personal profit is now on the decline; not immediately but steady and the pressure to do something about it is rising. This grand cleansing process is the equivalent to a deep detoxification process that a human body has to go through after decades of tormenting substance abuse; it is extremely painful but crucial.

Most companies around the planet are still struggling to keep their old system alive, because out of fear of losing valuable market share and profit cuts. They operate in the old system, which is vanishing. This is because they have not yet allowed time to set aside and seriously re-evaluate the current fading system of inherent competitive thought pattern that has formed its operation, over the past eons. Everyone keeps on going as if nothing happens, but there are so many signs and messages, that should set alarm bells ringing, in every corner of every office, at any given time. The incredible high numbers of staff shortages for example, the increasing level of carelessness, the lack of knowledge, interest and experience is seen everywhere and is not being addressed adequately and timely, because the outdated system is no longer compatible with the new emerging system that will operate on deep collaboration and communication by heart.

All businesses in this industry loosing associates by the days and cannot replace them, simply because people are getting smarter than any system can adapt itself to the new values. The only way to get going is to inherently detox and eliminate all rotten elements forever. Solutions are no longer applicable to fix situations or problems because they have a set of predicted outcomes at their disposal, and only create more problems in the future. This time around, humanity and all its systems faced with predicaments that will force anything into the deep process of change.

What does this mean for this specific industry in the near future and how should they go about it? First, the people in charge must acknowledge that this change is happening. Accept it, then increase the awareness, step aside to allow regular observation of the old behavior and see how the new can be integrated slowly, eventually to be in charge and move the company and its associates into the new world of business. The leaders have to establish a brand new set of values and apply them into their own lives at first. This new value system must include integrity, respect, honesty and trust combined with a strong sense of belonging.

The new companies and businesses must fully recognize and acknowledge that everyone has the core competency and desire to fulfill, and that everything can be done if the fire within is ignited accordingly. As soon as the leadership has defined the new set of values, the people that will match them will automatically be attracted to it. The previously fake achievement or downloaded and memorized data will no longer be a measurement of acceptance. Instead, everything what the heart desires to learn on the journey of discovery will be of value to the person and to the company. There will be no better or lesser product or service, but the difference will be the key for a variety of customers and clients. Knowing that there are many more people and companies around the planet that have the same ideas about the same product at the same time will encourage everyone to do it different to make sure that it matches their core values, which in turn will enhance the creative process. Instead of fighting for stake or shareholders, the company will flourish by its diversity of products and services. The need for numbers as a competitive measure will vanish. This will be an organic growth process, reducing he staff turnover, creating more happiness at work, increased work performance, higher guest satisfaction index, better financial results and a win-win outcome for everyone involved.

The world is coming and growing together, not apart any longer. The healing process is under way, affecting everyone and everything every second. Lay down the sword and shield, open the hearts and minds to the new and prosperous world of total integration, acceptance and love. This will be the only way to continue life.


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Mr. Koethner started his Career as a Hotel and Chef Trainee at the Hotel Hohenzollern in Osnabrueck – Germany. Shortly after his successful Apprenticeship, he traveled to various Countries around the world and worked for renowned international hotel companies as well as for various private businesses. With more than 30 years experience Mr. Koethner has a comprehensive understanding of a Hotel and Wellness Enterprise Operation with Knowledge and Expertise of most of the Divisions and Departments. Mr. Koethner can be contacted at +86 186 1224 5038 or Please visit for more information. Extended Bio... retains the copyright to the articles published in the Hotel Business Review. Articles cannot be republished without prior written consent by

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