All Things Beautiful...Through My Kaleidoscope

Welcome to my page of reflections on the mandala art of Henry Reed. Long ago, I envisioned my writing as viewing life through my looking glass…my kaleidoscope. I love the way the picture changes, with each turn of the scope. Yet, it’s always unique and beautiful. After long enjoying Henry’s mandalas in my daily email, I discovered that, beyond looking at the artwork, I was feeling prompted to write words from my heart regarding what was going on in my life. I began my own daily affirmations, or reflections…and posting them here, beginning in August 2009. ~ Nov. 13, 2011, Henry completed his 7th year -- 2,556 mandala paintings -- thus completing a circle. A new one begins. Hope you'll tune in to watch what develops in this blog space of Henry Reed, SusanGail and ATB ~ It's a journey of intuitive heart.

MANDALA ART BY HENRY REED FROM ARCHIVES OF THE DAILY MANDALA

Note to visitors of All Things Beautiful...

Below you will see my reflections on The Daily Mandala from the archives, beginning with Nov. 13, 2004...progressing gradually onward to Nov. 13, 2007, when Henry concluded his seven-year series. To see the newest mandalas, scroll down the archives...to where I first began the reflections in 2009. So, I've a long way to go before I sleep, in these mandala woods, so lovely, dark and deep!

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

The Daily Mandala: December 31, 2005



Merry, merry memories 
meander through the archives 
of my mind and heart. 
Circling through calendar days, 
I think of years far away,
 yet near. A labyrinth of passages,
 with favorite scenes, forgotten,
now coming clear. I mark them to
remember, and walk back
 around again, in and out again,
smiling to encounter them once more. 
~ ATB ~


The Daily Mandala: December 31, 2005

Friday, February 8, 2019

The Daily Mandala: December 30, 2005



My flying carpet life preserver 
carries me like a winged butterfly,
swooping, darting, daring
to fly over fields and flowers
in search of rosy bowers,
enticing me to play
in lovely, mystic harbors.
 ~ ATB ~
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The Daily Mandala: December 30, 2005

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

The Daily Mandala: December 29, 2005



Boldly I stand each day,
affirming the power within me
to confidently go on my  way.
Sometimes the path is quirky,
sometimes it's slightly off key,
but always I see the beauty,  
 of me just being me. 
~ ATB ~ 



The Daily Mandala: December 29, 2005

The Daily Mandala: December 28, 2005





Twilight shapes a pattern
gently on my mind
that causes me to pause,
enveloping my heart
with the calm
 between light and dark.  
~ ATB ~

 

The Daily Mandala: December 28, 2005

The Daily Mandala: December 27, 2005


Supernova dreams surprise.
Their magical disguise
 guides me on this journey
 through the labyrinth of time. 
~ ATB ~


The Daily Mandala: December 27, 2005

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

The Daily Mandala: December 26, 2005



 Day is breaking...
and with the dawn
comes the peace of knowing
that this is a new day,
a new opportunity
to imagine new possibilities.
~ ATB ~

The Daily Mandala: December 26, 2005

The Daily Mandala: December 25, 2005





Heavenly light glows
 on the storms of life.
Our hearts are full
 as we absorb it, allowing 
light and love to expand
ever outward, beaming
 brighter in all directions. 
~ ATB ~

 

The Daily Mandala: December 25, 2005