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!

Thursday, December 31, 2009

The Daily Mandala: December 31, 2009


Blue moon smiling at me,
wishing me all things beautiful...
merrily, lovingly,magically...
moving me along on my moon river
of visions and dreams.


The Daily Mandala: December 31, 2009

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

The Daily Mandala: December 30, 2009


 Like tiny bits of colored glass floating on a peaceful blue sea, 
the pieces of my life suddenly clump together
in a radiantly brilliant glow, so intense 
I can feel the melting, shape-shifting pattern 
becoming clear and beautiful.
The Daily Mandala: December 30, 2009

The Daily Mandala: December 29, 2009


Creativity is at the heart of my journey.
Resting in the serendipity, it flows without
me even thinking. I intuitively know what to do.
I en-joy this journey. Like a flower at the center 

of my being, it blooms and grows. Beautiful.

The Daily Mandala: December 29, 2009

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

The Daily Mandala: December 28, 2009


all things bright, and beautiful new beginnings:
new life, new hope, new dreams, new horizons.

Celebrate: share the joy...
The Daily Mandala: December 28, 2009

Sunday, December 27, 2009

The Daily Mandala: December 27, 2009



Hearts light up the world over during this season,
kindling hearts everywhere with the message
of love, light, grace, peace, hope, harmony, joy.
And my heart says, "Make it so."



The Daily Mandala: December 27, 20

Saturday, December 26, 2009

The Daily Mandala: December 26, 2009


As the new year approaches, I feel compelled to
focus intently on the directions I wish my life to go,
not only in the short term, but throughout the
decade ahead. And I must do so, boldly, wisely,
confidently, knowing I can trust my inner guidance
system to lead me on the path that is true.

The Daily Mandala: December 26, 2009

Friday, December 25, 2009

The Daily Mandala: December 25, 2009



All Things Beautiful, Merry and Bright!
The Daily Mandala: December 25, 2009

The Daily Mandala: December 24, 2009


Sunlight's golden eye expands endlessly 
in all directions, smiling down upon me
with a playful, creative, joyful spirit.
I respond to its nudging to learn and grow.
The Daily Mandala: December 24, 2009

The Daily Mandala: December 23, 2009


With the coming of Christmas, 
our hearts soften in the light
of new beginnings. Our minds quiet 

and we feel the beautiful
network of visions and dreams. Peace.

The Daily Mandala: December 23, 2009

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

The Daily Mandala: December 22, 2009


I love the times when the light breaks through, and I realize
the intention that my heart had all along. Sometimes, it's
blinding. The darkness reveals beautiful insights for the
road ahead. I pick myself up and get back on the road.
The journey is long, but brilliantly lit when I follow the star.

The Daily Mandala: December 22, 2009

Monday, December 21, 2009

The Daily Mandala: December 21, 2009


Blue lights on Christmas trees...blue light, star light, heartlight...
opening a winter window to contemplate what lies beyond the pane. 
In quietness and solitude, walking, snowflakes falling, 
I listen for the music, the silent whispers of God.

The Daily Mandala: December 21, 2009

Sunday, December 20, 2009

The Daily Mandala: December 20, 2009


Peace, love, joy strengthen in the field as the
light of the star glows nearer and brighter.

The Daily Mandala: December 20, 2009

Saturday, December 19, 2009

The Daily Mandala: December 19, 2009


 There are times when I feel
life unraveling, often at the
most celebrated days of the year.
I feel at loose ends. I wonder what
the purpose is. And then, I remember
the light, always there, always
showing the transformative path before me.

The Daily Mandala: December 19, 2009

Friday, December 18, 2009

The Daily Mandala: December 18, 2009


Filtering my thoughts through the prism
of the winding downtime, my heart softens
along with the drift toward winter quiet,
in readiness for the shift to a new season.

The Daily Mandala: December 18, 2009

Thursday, December 17, 2009

The Daily Mandala: December 17, 2009




Waking up, looking up, I see the light,
love, joy breaking through. 

The message is clear. 
It's a gift from the heart. Open it.
~ ATB ~
The Daily Mandala: December 17, 2009

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

The Daily Mandala: December 16, 2009


 My positive thoughts -- like splashing ribbons of red, yellow, blue, green -- light up my life. Tied together, they become a gift of blessings...a beautiful package if, when given, holds the potential of transformation.
 The Daily Mandala: December 16, 2009

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

The Daily Mandala: December 15, 2009


The glow of winter sun shimmers softly through the pines. Walking, waiting, wandering, wondering,  I know darkness will soon take flight, bringing this season's beauty, renewal and light.

The Daily Mandala: December 15, 2009

Monday, December 14, 2009

The Daily Mandala: December 14, 2009


Love is in the air...in this season of light and grace.
I embrace the beauty and I ponder the possibilities
as I keep on keeping on, following the star.


The Daily Mandala: December 14, 2009

Sunday, December 13, 2009

The Daily Mandala: December 13, 2009


In the wild and wonderful spirit that is Christmas,
I move full-speed ahead through the glorious
chaos, feeling joyous as a child scribbling paintbox colors,
or a reindeer prancing through the snow!

The Daily Mandala: December 13, 2009

Saturday, December 12, 2009

The Daily Mandala: December 12, 2009


When I need a healing burst of energy medicine,
I'm reminded to look up, stay positive,
and see the beauty...often in the
small wonders around me.


The Daily Mandala: December 12, 2009

Friday, December 11, 2009

The Daily Mandala: December 11, 2009


Toyland...the land that time forgot,
the mystic land of childhood dreams... I'm
finding it again, exploring it again,
crossing the borders and playing there.

The Daily Mandala: December 11, 2009

The Daily Mandala: December 10, 2009


Rose bright light blooms in my heart
on a cold, crisp winter day... kindling
thoughts of love to come,and wassail
cheer along the way


The Daily Mandala: December 10, 2009

The Daily Mandala: December 9, 2009

My heart is a dream catcher,
listening for the whisper of angels,
knowing that all is well and the
vision awaits its time.



The Daily Mandala: December 9, 2009

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Monday, December 7, 2009

The Daily Mandala: December 7, 2009


 Star Search: Radiance streams
love and light, royal beauty bright....


The Daily Mandala: December 7, 2009

Sunday, December 6, 2009

The Daily Mandala: December 6, 2009


Through my kaleidoscope, new worlds await me,
as far as my mind's eye can see. Ever changing,
ever creating...the forecast is beautiful.

The Daily Mandala: December 6, 2009

Saturday, December 5, 2009

The Daily Mandala: December 5, 2009


My life is my paintbox. I am the artist.
The  colors and shapes  that I choose, the way
I arrange them on the canvas reflect my heart's song.
With the , touch of a brush I can create and re-create...
in the dance of each day's beginning...
all things beautiful in my world.
The Daily Mandala: December 5, 2009

The Daily Mandala: December 4, 2009


Heart hugs expand my creative thoughts today.
In the spirit of play, I see beyond my limitations,
as new possibilities are being revealed to me.

The Daily Mandala: December 4, 2009

Thursday, December 3, 2009

The Daily Mandala: December 3, 2009


Off I go...into the wild blue yonder...climbing high..."
to reach for my dreams. Come along with me...

The Daily Mandala: December 3, 2009

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

The Daily Mandala: December 2, 2009


Message from a trusted friend:
be brave, be true, be bold, be you...
The Daily Mandala: December 2, 2009

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

The Daily Mandala: December 1, 2009



Gifts come tied up in our friendships.
"Happiness is having a trusted friend"
-- Robert H. Schuller
The Daily Mandala: December 1, 2009

Monday, November 30, 2009

The Daily Mandala: November 30, 2009



This season I wait in  hope, peace, love, joy...the 
candle flame brings flight to clear heart light...
The Daily Mandala: November 30, 2009

Sunday, November 29, 2009

The Daily Mandala: November 29, 2009




I'm on the adventure of my life. All is well.
All is beautiful.

All is possible. 
All is dreamable.
I'm at peace with my soul. I am free...to be me.

The Daily Mandala: November 29, 2009

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Friday, November 27, 2009


Holiday happiness and hospitality paints the season
of the heart in pulsating primary colors.
The Daily Mandala

Thursday, November 26, 2009

The Daily Mandala: November 26, 2009


There are times when my life seems like a happy little frog pond...teeming with possibilities....awesomely beautiful and infinite. With gratitude and wonder, I try to stay in that heart place where I feel at home, loved and loving others...truly thanks-giving.
The Daily Mandala: November 26, 2009

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

The Daily Mandala: November 25, 2009


Hearts and flowers, friendship and caring...
giving, receiving, thankfully seeing...
the wonderful love of this beautiful season.


The Daily Mandala: November 25, 2009

The Daily Mandala: November 24, 2009


Playful hearts find joy in nurturing
their creativity, tending the gardens
of their soul, sharing their dreams.

The Daily Mandala: November 24, 2009

Monday, November 23, 2009

The Daily Mandala: November 23, 2009


Jangled nerves...frayed spirit... Harmony exists
in the Source of all things. Positive
connections align me and tune my heart --
in the midst of chaos-- to sing Thy grace.

Daily Mandala: November 23, 2009

Sunday, November 22, 2009

The Daily Mandala: November 22, 2009


 Tropical moods are fun to contemplate. If I allow my imagination
to soar, I envision my dream cottage on an island floating
on my favorite 'Moon River,' where...whirring away...the creative
spirit energizes the world around me, and the ripple effect
is a beautiful thing to see.


The Daily Mandala: November 22, 2009

Saturday, November 21, 2009

The Daily Mandala: November 21, 2009

 


 A new morning brings innovative ideas...lemony fresh insights,
cool running...serendipity. Things may not match perfectly, but I
go with the flow...feeling light and joyous...loving my life, just
the way it is..and with each new insight, it gets better and better.


The Daily Mandala: November 21, 2009

Friday, November 20, 2009

The Daily Mandala: November 20, 2009


Line upon line, layer upon layer, the pattern
of my life fills in...an ever-changing
kaleidoscope of color and beauty.

The Daily Mandala: November 20, 2009

The Daily Mandala: November 19, 2009


Living each day in an attitude of gratitude,
my life becomes abundantly creative
and filled with beautiful blessings.  
The Daily Mandala: November 19, 2009

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

The Daily Mandala: November 18, 2009



Sometimes my life feels very complex...
with so many things to do, and remember,
so much to think about, so many projects to complete.
When I feel overwhelmed, or lagging behind in my goals,
 I zero in on the heart plan 
that glows above all others.

The Daily Mandala: November 18, 2009

The Daily Mandala: November 17, 2009



Happiness wells within me when I think with gratitude
of all the creative spirits who've come into my life
to share what they know. I learn from them. 
And it's fun to think that, by following their passion, 
they make my life better.
The Daily Mandala: November 17, 2009

Monday, November 16, 2009

The Daily Mandala: November 16, 2009


 In the intricacies of my everyday relationships,
there are angels...and gentle acts of beauty.
I welcome them, and my life becomes a rich
tapestry of authentic self-expression.


The Daily Mandala: November 16, 2009

Sunday, November 15, 2009

The Daily Mandala: November 15, 2009



Flowing my life from a vibrant core energy,
my horizons expand outward and upward...
the gathering momentum spirals me home.

The Daily Mandala: November 15, 2009

Saturday, November 14, 2009

The Daily Mandala: November 14, 2009


Infinite and fascinating possibilities await me,
as I discover the wonder and beauty of the creative spirit within.
I open my heart to the amazing insights that come to me;
and I embrace them with courage and joy.

The Daily Mandala: November 14, 2009

Friday, November 13, 2009

The Daily Mandala: November 13, 2009



A friend once told me: "Whenever things don't go
the way I want them to or expect them to, I try
to remember that what God has in mind is better
than anything I could ever orchestrate."


The Daily Mandala: November 13, 2009

Thursday, November 12, 2009

The Daily Mandala: November 12, 2009


There's a bold pattern to my life,
even though I might not always
perceive it, my heart knows it.
And it dances on....

The Daily Mandala: November 12, 2009