Advanced Living, April 4, 2009
On, Advanced Living
April 4, 2008: Michael Ortiz Hill is an author, registered nurse and practitioner of traditional African medicine in the United States and among Bantu people in Zimbabwe. The core of his spiritual practice has been the refinement and activity of compassion. He is the author of Dreaming the End of the World: Apocalypse as a Rite of Passage; Twin from Another Tribe: The Story of Two Shamanic Healers in Africa and North America; and The Village of the Water Spirits: The Dreams of African-Americans (both books with Mandaza Kandemwa). He is also the author of the upcoming A Conspiracy of Kindness: Living Compassion at the Bedside of the Ill.
In addition to the above-mentioned, Hill and Mandaza Kandemwa co founded the Nganga Project, a nonprofit that sustains African healing, makes alliances between healers of different traditions (African, Native American, Western biomedicine) between African tradition and African American community leaders and others as well. The Nganga Project is currently involved in purchasing land in Zimbabwe -- a "peace farm" to collectively grow food for the hungry and draw together people from the various races and ethnicities in a country that has been ravaged by intergroup violence.
For more information please visit: http://www.michaelortizhill.com
Devotion to People, Community and Service are his motivation & passion. Nurturing loving are his favorite games. His mission is to find and share whatever is needed to joyously reunite all with their Source.
His top priority is to "seek first the Kingdom..." Bubbles, his Chief Spiritual Officer, is there initially to remind him that reconnecting to the child-like essence is both lots of fun, and it is also reputed to be a key to entering the "Kingdom" or making a deep, fulfilling Spiritual connection. Bubbles represents the precious, joyous, exuberant, expressive, loving child-like nature Kenneth believes is within us all.
Throughout his life he has gotten consistent feedback about his communication skills that can be summarized as: "You have a way with words." His eclectic background chronicled below has served to refine and broaden his interpersonal, communication and coaching skills. His quest is to create a set of comprehensive, yet easy to use programs and tools to support individuals to meet challenges in their daily lives and careers, while maximizing their personal potential, productivity and pleasure.