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!

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

The Daily Mandala: November 11, 2009


When I pause to think of life
as a playground, I can catch a
flight of fancy that propels me
to discover my creative spirit
and the unique twists I might
add to the game.


The Daily Mandala: November 11, 2009

The Daily Mandala: November 10, 2009


Do I see squares or circles? It all depends
on my perspective. Red state, blue state.
Black or white. Left or right. Yin or Yang.

Polar opposites, yet harmony exists.
The Daily Mandala: November 10, 2009

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

The Daily Mandala: November 9, 2009




 Transformation begins when I gaze into the farthest reaches of my heart. Like Alice down the rabbit hole,  I see an open door. I walk through it, and there to greet me is a wonderland of luminous possibilities.

The Daily Mandala: November 9, 2009

Sunday, November 8, 2009

The Daily Mandala: November 8, 2009

  



I confidently move forward in all areas of my life.
Traveling with sure footing on my yellow brick road,
I trust in the power of my creativity and the core
energy that fuels and inspires me.


The Daily Mandala: November 8, 2009

Saturday, November 7, 2009

The Daily Mandala: November 7, 2009


 
Myriad, mystical suns exist within me.
When I open my intuitive heart, I
feel a pulsating warmth and brilliance.
I acknowledge its presence. And I
radiate the creative energy it gives me.

The Daily Mandala: November 7, 2009

Friday, November 6, 2009

The Daily Mandala: November 6, 2009


Swirly, sparkly, lightly... my heart spins blessings
of gratitude ever outward and upward to the
heavens. Peace, like shooting stars, showers
down around me. And all is well with my soul.

The Daily Mandala: November 6, 2009

Thursday, November 5, 2009

The Daily Mandala: November 5, 2009


My creative spirit is alive and well. I joyfully tune into it, playfully discovering my unique expression of it, magically expanding the color and music of it. I sing my own song. It's a beautiful composition...that only I can give.  And, so I do.The Daily Mandala: November 5, 2009

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

The Daily Mandala: November 4, 2009


Rainbows spiraling: I look to to my dreams as sparkling, spiraling rainbows; and I follow where they lead me.
The Daily Mandala: November 4, 2009

The Daily Mandala: November 3, 2009



Hang on to your true self...
your red,white, and blue self.
In this you will find your strength and balance,
as well as your freedom.

The Daily Mandala: November 3, 2009

Monday, November 2, 2009

The Daily Mandala: November 2, 2009


Meditating on my goals and dreams,
I feel my my aspirations floating tranquilly
on a beautiful azure sea, flowing lightly
outward in all directions. I let them go,
knowing all is well, complete, and in divine order.

The Daily Mandala: November 2, 2009

Sunday, November 1, 2009

The Daily Mandala: November 1, 2009



Resilience and brilliance shine forth
in my heart, as I reflect on the harmony
of the cosmos, the beauty of the heavens,
the divine matrix and the music I'm playing.