By Gwendolyn Harris –Blackdoctor.org
It’s amazing how Erykah Badu can be both an old soul and a futuristic entity light years ahead. She is singularly timeless. Just one of the many, many superpowers of this mother/singer/songwriter who has mastered the gift of channeling creation. Last week, while making her rounds in anticipation of her new mixtape, But You Cain’t Use My Phone (now available on i-Tunes), and the premiere of the 2015 Soul Train Awards which she is hosting, Badu talked with the Sway in the Morning crew about another way she channels creation into the world – as a certified doula.
The word ‘doula’, according to the website DONA International, means “a woman who serves” and a doula is a someone trained to provide continuous physical, emotional and informational support to the mother before, during and just after birth. While speaking with Sway, Badu explained, “In my definition of a doula, when the spirit comes in we don’t know where they’re coming from, we just want them to feel good. I also sit at the bedsides of hospices, where souls are going out, too. Because, I mean, we’re taught what’s gonna happen but the main thing I want is for people’s spirits to be at peace, whatever happens next.”
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