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!

Sunday, February 28, 2010

The Daily Mandala: February 28, 2010

 Butterflies reverberate in my heart as I seek to set them free. New adventures are poised to take flight. Am I ready to fly? Fly, I must. There's no turning back. When I see the exquisite beauty of my dreams, I pull myself up to flight frequency...and soar once more.
The Daily Mandala: February 28, 2010

Saturday, February 27, 2010

The Daily Mandala: February 27, 2010

 Magically, whimsically, the day opens before me. Awakening the creative spirit within me, my playful, positive thoughts travel spontaneously to faraway places, transporting me into fields of dreams and forests "where the wild things are." I can hardly wait to explore.
The Daily Mandala: February 27, 2010

Friday, February 26, 2010

The Daily Mandala: February 26, 2010

 The sun shines on the darkest days. Beyond the clouds,
the warmth of rainbow love and light keeps me keeping on.
I can bask in this light anytime I choose. I can remember
my dreams. I can pick up my paintbrush and complete
the beautiful designs I discover in their landscape.
The Daily Mandala: February 26, 2010

Thursday, February 25, 2010

The Daily Mandala: February 25, 2010

 May our visions soar on eagles' wings; and may we fly unafraid,reaching new heights in our personal stratosphere...spreading abroad the unique message, the gifts we've been given.

The Daily Mandala: February 25, 2010

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

The Daily Mandala: February 24, 2010

 Floating flowers, snow showers, garden bowers...healing colors...
flowing, swirling, twirling my thoughts toward wonder,
beauty and life-changing moments.
The Daily Mandala: February 24, 2010

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

The Daily Mandala: February 23, 2010


My true colors, my ideals, are with me daily. I cannot escape them. I choose to wear them, as a sacred medallion of the heart. They point me always in the direction that is the most beautiful for my life journey.

The Daily Mandala: February 23, 2010

The Daily Mandala: February 22, 2010


In the midst of winter, when I peer through the lattice-work of my heart,
there is revealed an eternal springtime garden of light and beauty. 
I need only to swing open the gate.
The Daily Mandala: February 22, 2010

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Friday, February 19, 2010

The Daily Mandala: February 19, 2010

Through my kaleidoscope, all things are beautiful...
exquisitely placed, line upon line. 
What a story I'm composing.
The Daily Mandala: February 19, 2010

The Daily Mandala: February 18, 2010

I'm on vacation every day in my healing garden. As I learn to relax, my imagination can take me wherever I wish. Today, I'm gliding peacefully on a tropical river... in my canoe, drifting back to the future...at one with an ancient culture, yet creating beautiful memories of now.
The Daily Mandala: February 18, 2010

The Daily Mandala: February 17, 2010



Avatar: The moons of Pandora...a magical realm...
frame a window of crystal light,
where dreams are born. And all things are beautiful.
Love, light, laughter are reflected here in this world...within me.


The Daily Mandala: February 17, 2010

The Daily Mandala: February 16, 2010

 The beauty of color shapes my life today. 
I choose colors that make me feel good.
I appreciate the energy of color all across the spectrum. 
I feel the waves of color in my heart...
glowing, encircling, flowing, coloring...me.
The Daily Mandala: February 16, 2010

Monday, February 15, 2010

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 Today's the day. It's time to take the plunge...dive off the cliff...stop being afraid of my own
potential..and jump headlong into the vast sea of creativity that is bursting before me.
I see the light...there, at the center of my heart. There, I begin the journey.


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Friday, February 12, 2010

The Daily Mandala: February 12, 2010


"I can see clearly now that the rain has gone...
 It's going to be a bright,bright, sun-shiny day!" 
Yippee! I'm smiling again! 
"Oh, what a beautiful morning; oh, what a beautiful day!"

The Daily Mandala: February 12, 2010

Thursday, February 11, 2010

The Daily Mandala: February 11, 2010


In the blizzards of wintertime, the intensity of creativity captures the density of endless snowscape. Burrowing down into the deepest reaches of my soul, ideas and insights come at frantic pace...though individual as a snowflake. I make note of them, thinking of spring gardens' potential and productivity.

The Daily Mandala: February 11, 2010

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

The Daily Mandala: February 10, 2010

 No matter the depth of challenges I face,
no matter the pressures of relationships,
no matter the drifts of work piled high,
I see the cross in everything....and I give thanks.

The Daily Mandala: February 10, 2010

The Daily Mandala: February 9, 2010


My mind sometimes feels so cluttered, packed and scrunched.
When frustrations occur, I know that if I'll loosen the grip,
open the windows, swing wide the doors, I'll focus less on
me and see the vision...still there, at the center...waiting for me
to just be...

The Daily Mandala: February 9, 2010

The Daily Mandala: February 8, 2010

 Like myriad colored shells clumped by ocean waves
on a tropical beach, woven strands of sea grass,
or bits of tunes from songs long ago
playing on the radio, the shards of my existence
form more than fragments. They're the beautiful
rainbow ribbons binding my life together...one day,
one experience at a time..and the artistry is beautiful.
The Daily Mandala: February 8, 2010

Sunday, February 7, 2010

The Daily Mandala: February 7, 2010


Some days things seem to mesh perfectly together,
as my heart realizes and gracefully accepts
its place being a beautiful cog in the wheel of life.


The Daily Mandala: February 7, 2010

Saturday, February 6, 2010

The Daily Mandala: February 6, 2010

Magical, mystical winter's night...flowing
starry snow blizzards and moonlit palms...
reveals a heavenly chorus of oneness and light.
The Daily Mandala: February 6, 2010

Friday, February 5, 2010

The Daily Mandala: February 5, 2010

Creative spirits smile, laugh, play...
as they're in love with life and the
beauty they discover within each day.
The Daily Mandala: February 5, 2010

Thursday, February 4, 2010

The Daily Mandala: February 4, 2010

The pattern of my life is whole and complete.
I remember this during the zagged and zany
days. In fact, I invite them. Those are the days
that paint the best picture. I color them fun!

The Daily Mandala: February 4, 2010

The Daily Mandala: February 3, 2010

On the journey, finding beauty in the tiniest,ordinary moments.That's the stuff to build a cathedral...creating your personal pattern,a life well lived.

The Daily Mandala: February 3, 2010

The Daily Mandala: February 2, 2010

Dive deep into the light,
and there will be your treasure.

The Daily Mandala: February 2, 2010

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

The Daily Mandala: February 1, 2010

The fruits of the spirit are alive and 
well in my soul.
The Daily Mandala: February 1, 2010

The Daily Mandala: January 31, 2010

The beauty and symmetry of a four-leaf clover
is mine each day, as my heart sings in gratitude
for the promise of rainbow light.

The Daily Mandala: January 31, 2010