As a doula, it’s more about WHO I AM rather than what I know.
It’s about the energy and love that I bring to the birth.
It’s about the reverence that I feel in the presence of a birthing Goddess.
It’s about the peace in my heart that awakens for all of humanity when I witness a birthing father’s heart, mind and soul expand beyond what he ever knew was possible.
It’s about the love that is transferred to the mother and baby from my touch,
And through my eyes.
It’s about holding a place of love for her so that she can love herself, regardless of the birth outcome.
It’s about being witness to her as she moves into another dimension, and being there for her when she returns, with an understanding of where she just went.
It’s about feeling the sacredness of every breath the couple takes together as they work to birth themselves as parents.
It’s about the space I hold forever in my heart when I experience a baby enter earthside,
And how I bring that beauty with me everywhere I go.
~ Shelley Rahim