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, March 31, 2010

The Daily Mandala: March 31, 2010

 Making peace with the little paradoxes of my life, 
the people who are players in it, becomes priority...
resting in the indigo moments, thoughtfully, purposefully, positively...
knowing all things are possible and beautiful.
I resume my creative action plan,

and my garden grows.

The Daily Mandala: March 31, 2010

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

The Daily Mandala: March 30, 2010

 Joy is always mine again when I encircle my heart with peace
and love, trusting in a divine outcome for all situations.

Monday, March 29, 2010

The Daily Mandala: March 29, 2010

 Open my heart, that I may see the vision that waits for me. The seeds are planted, the pattern designed. The colors are there...
what's left to find? Only the blossoming time.

The Daily Mandala: March 29, 2010

Sunday, March 28, 2010

The Daily Mandala: March 28, 2010

 Today, I take up my cross and walk with it, in all the vast richness of life it brings me. Layer upon layer, lined upon line, inch by inch...I connect the dots
in this beautiful blueprint... my personal ministry, through which I'm honored and compelled to serve for the greater good of mankind. This image reminds me of a favorite quote by a favorite heroine, Madame Marie Curie: "You cannot hope to build a better world without improving the individuals. To that end each of us must work for his own improvement, and at the same time share a general responsibility for all humanity."


The Daily Mandala: March 28, 2010

Saturday, March 27, 2010

The Daily Mandala: March 27, 2010

 Traveling through the stargate of dreams, I see a thousand splendid suns. In the brilliance of the vision, I write it down and make it plain...
The Daily Mandala: March 27, 2010

The Daily Mandala: March 26, 2010

 
 Waking to the zero point...I SEE YOU...in the beauty of the present moment, there is time enough for my creative spirit, infinite possibilities and dreams.

The Daily Mandala: March 26, 2010

Thursday, March 25, 2010

The Daily Mandala: March 25, 2010

Sadness can creep into your heart, sometimes before your realize it's there. But like an exquisite jewel, its facets form a beautiful pattern to explore. Every intricacy can teach you something, about yourself, the world, and your place in it.
The Daily Mandala: March 25, 2010

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

The Daily Mandala: March 24, 2010



Frazzle dazzle crunch times could become the dark night of the soul. But, looking within, I see this heart-turning-inside-out time as the crucible for my most creative endeavors.
The Daily Mandala: March 24, 2010

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

The Daily Mandala: March 23, 2010

 When life brings me a cloudy day, and I feel a little dreary with all my obligations and very long to-do list, I bring myself back to center, knowing that the key is finding joy. I turn the key on the doorway of my heart. Lo and behold, a butterfly. The vision returns, as I flutter my wings, head for the garden, and fly.
The Daily Mandala: March 23, 2010

Monday, March 22, 2010

The Daily Mandala: March 22, 2010

As above, so below, as within, so without. As an arrow finds its target, my plans and dreams are always in the site of my bow. From my ears, I hear them. From my heart I feel them. I'm strengthened in all directions, at one with the force that moves all things
The Daily Mandala: March 22, 2010

Sunday, March 21, 2010

The Daily Mandala: March 21, 2010

Winds of change grow brighter each day. Spring breaks free in my heart, in anticipation of the blossoming times ahead. As I nurture each intention, I catch a glimpse of the possibilities. In the sun's warm glow is promise of seeds planted.
  Life is good.
The Daily Mandala: March 21, 2010

Saturday, March 20, 2010

The Daily Mandala: March 20, 2010

All things are beautiful, as I go about lightheartedly celebrating a new day and a new season. A feeling of calm and peacefulness settles into my heart, knowing my plans and dreams are in forward motion. I imagine the ripple effect of infinite possibility, and smile.
The Daily Mandala: March 20, 2010

Friday, March 19, 2010

The Daily Mandala: March 19, 2010

A window of opportunity springs into the realm of my consciousness. The light pouring in fuels my creative spirit. I feel the energy moving faster. The time to move forward is today. There's no looking back. Change is inevitable, and I welcome it.
The Daily Mandala: March 19, 2010

Thursday, March 18, 2010

The Daily Mandala: March 18, 2010



I'm no longer at cross-purposes.
My workload does not contain me.
The eagle is ready to fly!
The Daily Mandala: March 18, 2010

The Daily Mandala: March 17, 2010




Somewhere over the rainbow, I'll find my Brigadoon...the place where my creative spirit dwells in beauty and harmony. Today's a new day on the journey. I look with joy to the brilliant new rainbow before me, and follow my dream.
The Daily Mandala: March 17, 2010

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

The Daily Mandala: March 16, 2010

 If I view the complexities of life as flower petals
strewn across my path,
the beauty of their placement
creates a wondrous picture.
I can imagine my visions and dreams 
carried loftily  on wings of eagles. 
And, in the intricacy and pattern of events,
I find strength to fly.

The Daily Mandala: March 16, 2010

Sunday, March 14, 2010

The Daily Mandala: March 14, 2010


A prayer for springtime rises in my heart. Visions and dreams awaken, their sun-washed colors infusing my soul with creativity and inspiration, like angel whispers in my ear.
The butterfly flowers; the stream flows clear...floating me gently to safe harbor.
The Daily Mandala: March 14, 2010

Saturday, March 13, 2010

The Daily Mandala: March 13, 2010


When I tune my heart into the music of the spheres, my fingers play the right notes, always, and with joy.
The Daily Mandala: March 13, 2010

Friday, March 12, 2010

The Daily Mandala: March 12, 2010


I love to visit the healing garden of my dreams.
Peace, love, light, joy reside there with me.
All is well, and beautiful.

The Daily Mandala: March 12, 2010

Thursday, March 11, 2010

The Daily Mandala: March 11, 2010

 Today I relax my frenetic pace...putting on the brakes, choosing to calmly go forward...quietly tuning in, to the messages around me.
The Daily Mandala: March 11, 2010

The Daily Mandala: March 10, 2010

Intricacies of relationships create a beautiful pattern. The mosaic of connections astounds me. I love to observe how my life portrait reveals itself... with amazing grace... through these connections. I'm grateful, always, for the possibilities, and for my participation in the mystery.

The Daily Mandala: March 10, 2010

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

The Daily Mandala: March 9, 2010

 Today, I discover something I knew all along.
Eureka..aha...why today, why now? 
It's a beautiful discovery to realize I'm right where I belong,
in the magical matrix of time and space.
There, at the center of infinite miracles and possibilities,
I sing the hymn of the universe.
The Daily Mandala: March 9, 2010

The Daily Mandala: March 8, 2010

Ideas surround me,
like shells peeking up through the sand,
on an early spring
 beach walk through sunlit cascades
of melting snow. Skies above are clear, blue, serene. 
Inspired, I save the fragile thoughts that I gather 
in a place for safe-keeping,
to be lined up later on cloudy-day pages,
bringing the light back to my heart.


The Daily Mandala: March 8, 2010

Sunday, March 7, 2010

The Daily Mandala: March 7, 2010


Sun's out today... I don't have to wait until tomorrow.
It'll always be out in the heart of me.
A rainbow kaleidoscope of beauty. 
Perfectly there...perfectly me...if I allow it to be.
The Daily Mandala: March 7, 2010

Saturday, March 6, 2010

The Daily Mandala: March 6, 2010

 Settling in, squaring off, finding my focus. Lines are drawn,
goals set. Let the games begin. Above all, have fun!
The Daily Mandala: March 6, 2010

Friday, March 5, 2010

The Daily Mandala: March 5, 2010

Curiouser and curiouser, said Alice...
in her wonderland of dreams...
The Daily Mandala: March 5, 2010

Thursday, March 4, 2010

The Daily Mandala: March 4, 2010

When I'm feeling jangled, prickly and out of sorts...
and the brightness makes it hard to focus...
I draw my attention to the steady glow within my heart.
There I find solace and hope, and re-align my power source
toward the directions I must go.
The Daily Mandala: March 4, 2010

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

The Daily Mandala: March 3, 2010


All is opening in divine order. All is beautiful, and well with my soul.

The Daily Mandala: March 3, 2010

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

The Daily Mandala: March 2, 2010

Lifting my awareness, like a giant needle, I focus energy on the blue print of my design. I see that, day by day, inch by inch, thread by thread, the design begins to magically reveal itself, as I meticulously poke the needle in and out, cross-stitching my way along my yellow brick road.
The Daily Mandala: March 2, 2010

Monday, March 1, 2010

The Daily Mandala: March 1, 2010


I hold the vision...
the butterfly on the radar screen of my goals and dreams.
The image may change shape, color, design...but it remains...
always beautiful, always there.
The Daily Mandala: March 1, 2010