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!

Saturday, January 30, 2010

The Daily Mandala: January 30, 2010

When I pay attention to my dreams,
I discover creative insights that
energize me. Ideas turn into
action, dynamically propelling me
into my positive and beautiful future.
The Daily Mandala: January 30, 2010

Friday, January 29, 2010

The Daily Mandala: January 29, 2010

Questing: I have a dream. It's
so vivid, it follows me everywhere.
And I follow my dream, knowing
the answer will be there when
I seek to find it, when I ask the
questions, and when I'm ready
to do the work required of me.


The Daily Mandala: January 29, 2010

Thursday, January 28, 2010

The Daily Mandala: January 28, 2010




There are times when life doesn't seem fair.
Relationships go topsy turvy. Loved ones are lost.
But often, it's precisely those times that,
once endured, prove to be transformational.
I follow my truth...to the vision of
loving unconditionally, knowing that
all is well.


The Daily Mandala: January 28, 2010

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

The Daily Mandala: January 27, 2010


Sunlight flickering,
Angels whispering,
Hearts listening,
Praying,
Envisioning,
Creating...


The Daily Mandala: January 27, 2010

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

The Daily Mandala: January 26, 2010


Love is in the air...my heart sees hearts everywhere.
Points of light and laughter flow...

expanding all around me.
I express my joy to those that find me.


The Daily Mandala: January 26, 2010

Sunday, January 24, 2010

The Daily Mandala: January 24, 2010


Wit and wisdom smile at me... when
I allow love, light and laughter
to reside at the core of my being..
.now and evermore.


The Daily Mandala: January 24, 2010

Saturday, January 23, 2010

The Daily Mandala: January 23, 2010


Electric, eccentric, elusive flashes of insight...
like a lightning storm... burst into my awareness.
Ideas come. Nurtured, they grow like beautiful
palms waving in a tropical island breeze.



The Daily Mandala: January 23, 2010

Friday, January 22, 2010

The Daily Mandala: January 22, 2010



              What a wild and crazy, shoot-for-the-moon kind of day. A day when incoming information turns my life upside down, sends me reeling, spinning round and round...seeing stars, imagining all manner of magical whimsies...delightful, dancing deer. So many twists and turns...I'd best keep on dancing!



The Daily Mandala: January 22, 2010

Thursday, January 21, 2010

The Daily Mandala: January 21, 2010




Sometimes I feel totally disconnected from my purpose, my friends, my family, my colleagues. It's at these moments, when I'm down in my "poor me" mode, that I remind myself that the "smiley face" is within me. I put it back on;and once again, I find the joy.


The Daily Mandala: January 21, 2010

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

The Daily Mandala: January 20, 2010



All the lights are on in my garden. It's a beautiful
place where I may bask in the joy of symmetry,
of playful sprites, wonderful insights, and
healing colors of nature around me.


The Daily Mandala: January 20, 2010

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

The Daily Mandala


My healing garden is richly planted...a tapestry
of vibrant colors to both soothe and energize
my soul and my heart. Paths are marked,
seeds are sown. "Inch by inch, row by row,
gonna make this garden grow"... a mantra to
sing on the walkways of life.



The Daily Mandala

Monday, January 18, 2010

The Daily Mandala: January 18, 2010


Quirky, doodling thoughts run through my mind. Now that I
have a goal to shoot for, I relax into the vision. With
patience and a sense of wonder, I begin to draw, knowing
that the ideas will come together at just the right time.

The Daily Mandala: January 18, 2010

Sunday, January 17, 2010

The Daily Mandala: January 17, 2010


All paths are converging in a supernova combustion of energy
that I'll need to harness wisely...across the vast spectrum
of time and space...flowing it where needed, where intended,
and where it will do the most good. The potential is dazzling.
The time for quantum-leaping is now. I see the light.
And it's beautiful.

The Daily Mandala: January 17, 2010

Saturday, January 16, 2010

The Daily Mandala: January 16, 2010


I see sprightly, new beginnings, energy shifting
and paths opening when I take the time to be
still and look and listen. I wonder what
beautiful things are in store?

The Daily Mandala: January 16, 2010

Friday, January 15, 2010

The Daily Mandala: January 15, 2010


Diamond light glimmers on myriad facets of
my life. It's time to focus, laser-like,
on those that fulfill its meaning and purpose...
drawing from the infinite possibilities,
lining them up, and living the dream.

The Daily Mandala: January 15, 2010

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

The Daily Mandala: January 13, 2010


"Morning Has Broken": The energy is moving.
The action plan for my dream is falling into place.
I'm excited about the adventure that awaits me.


The Daily Mandala: January 13, 2010

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

The Daily Mandala: January 12, 2010



Looking back on my life, as a new year and decade begins to roll along, 
I find myself reflecting on the pattern....finding joy in the synchronicities
that created it. This life of mine. With heightened awareness, I proceed
to fill in the blank places with rich and glorious colors. It's fun to know
that there is a plan and a purpose. My life becomes an adventure
in seeking out the beautiful possibilities before me.
The Daily Mandala: January 12, 2010

Monday, January 11, 2010

The Daily Mandala: January 11, 2010



The blueprint is ready, the seeds of my garden
are stored and ready to plant. I love the design
that is taking shape. All is well. I'm excited for
the vision and now to make it plain. Wintertime
contemplation will turn into springtime dreams.
I can hardly wait to see the beautiful pattern
that will emerge.

The Daily Mandala: January 11, 2010

The Daily Mandala: January 10, 2010



Peace and light come when I open spaces
within my heart and home. Now is the time
to bring all into balance. In gratitude for
this life, I begin to see the beauty in the
ordinary. I grow as a creative spirit.
I'm well, happy and whole.


The Daily Mandala: January 10, 2010

The Daily Mandala: January 9, 2010


My goal clearly in mind, I take it
to the next level...firing up my action plan
to achieve my dream. My eye is on the
target. I draw back the bow. The arrow
of my intention shoots for the stars. I let it
go...trusting in a divine outcome.

The Daily Mandala: January 9, 2010

Friday, January 8, 2010

The Daily Mandala: January 8, 2010


My vision gains strength as I focus on
my goals and dreams, always seeking
clarity from above. I build the foundation,
the blueprint for my dream vehicle.
My eyes on the horizon, I'm ready for liftoff.
I fly confidently, boldy, through the skies.
Turbulence does not disturb me. My heart
is always anchored in the peaceful forest
beneath my wings.

The Daily Mandala: January 8, 2010

Thursday, January 7, 2010

The Daily Mandala: January 7, 2010


The light shines through the stained glass windows of my heart.
I see the purpose of my path. The circle of life goes on.
I'm feeling balanced and secure in that assurance.
If I stay on my path, I'm always coming home.

The Daily Mandala: January 7, 2010

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

The Daily Mandala: January 5, 2009


Seeds of promise rest in the waiting time.
The potential flowering will come with
patience and resilience of spirit. In the
interim of winter, I trust in the promise,
and gather new insights. Spring will come.
The Daily Mandala: January 5, 2009

Monday, January 4, 2010

The Daily Mandala: January 4, 2010


Floating, amorphous heart whispers
falling gently over and around me,
cast a wondrous glow that flows outward
from my soul on a cold winter day...
kindling the hearts
of those I love.




The Daily Mandala: January 4, 2010

Saturday, January 2, 2010

The Daily Mandala: January 2, 2010



Ready set go!
I'm on the mark
for a new adventure,
wherever my creative
spirit takes me. Time to
buckle down...back to
the basics, playfully but
intentionally directing my focus
on my goals and dreams.

The Daily Mandala: January 2, 2010

Friday, January 1, 2010

The Daily Mandala: January 1, 2010


My healing garden colors my dreams
in spiraling music of the spheres.
Lord of the Dance tunes my
heart to sing Thy grace in this
hymn of infinite possibilities...
bright, life-giving, light, beautiful.

The Daily Mandala: January 1, 2010