Dora’s gone to the Rainbow Bridge

My sweet Dora passed away today. The poem below is one I found in a nice little book called Life Prayers. I send along a handwritten copy with my bunnies any time they go to the vet’s. It is a prayer for healing written by Elias Amidon.

Friend, you lie quiet,
watching the dawn light color your heart,
dreaming of healing for your hurt body
laying there unanswerable to your will.
You breathe deep and your breath has two sides:
inside and outside. You are on both, being breathed.
The future approaches. You will heal or
you will go back to being God.
Which will you do?

Oh by all that is beautiful–
May it be that you live!
May your body heal happy and whole!
May energy fill and delight you!
May we join the dance your presence gives!
May you live!

And if you die?
Oh dear self, by all that is beautiful,
Know you are Safe! Everything is All Right
Forever and Ever and Ever!
The most wonderful, exquisite, familiar
Truth is what is True, and welcomes you.
It will be very easy.

You lie quiet now, praying.
A great healing is coming
and you want to be ready.
The colors of your heart blend
with the light of the morning.
You are blessed.

19 thoughts on “Dora’s gone to the Rainbow Bridge”

  1. Laura,I’m so sorry to hear about Dora. Thank you for posting the poem. I’m sure many, like me, will tuck it away for a day we need to share it with another soul we care about.

  2. Oh, no! I’d just been thinking about her over the last couple days, hoping she was getting better! Poor Dora. I’m glad she’s not suffering, though.

    Peace to you.

  3. “Come out of the circle of time, and into the circle of love.” — Rumi

    Non omnis moriar

    Dora will dance forever as the rythym of your heart. Blessings,


  4. “She passed the flaming bounds of space and time:
    The living throne, the sapphire-blaze,
    Where angels tremble while they gaze,
    She saw; but blasted with excess of light,
    Closed her eyes in endless night.”

    -Thomas Gray

    We’re so sorry – she will be missed. DK, Fiona, Orlando, Joaquin, Xavier, Carmen & DKM

  5. I am very sorry for the loss of your beloved friend, Dora. I am sure she is waiting for you on the other side. Until then, may her spirit always be with you.

  6. I am very sorry to hear of the loss of Dora. I have had rabbits for over 10 years and a few have hopped over the rainbow bridge. I totally understand what you are feeling. Please remember all the wonderful moments and happy times you’ve spent with her. Greyton, Twizzle and Baxter- the Pratt Bunnies.

  7. Thanks so much to all of you – this has been so touching.

    I think I’ve visited all of your blogs directly to thank you for your comments here, but in case I’ve missed you or couldn’t otherwise find you, please know that your thoughts are much appreciated.

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