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, June 30, 2010

The Daily Mandala: June 30, 2010

Sweet summer reverie: I rest, relax, renew
in the gentle wisps of summer breezes.
The dusky fragrance of lavender, lilies, and roses
suffuses my heart with peace.
I'm at one with my world,
walking serenely...
summer-hatted and Alice-blue-gowned...
beneath silver-white clouds.
In the shaded nooks of my healing garden,
I imagine butterfly visions and dragonfly dreams.
My steps turn toward my dream cottage,
around the bend in the woods. And there,
I paint all things beautiful. - ATB

The Daily Mandala: June 30, 2010

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

The Daily Mandala: June 29, 2010

Green around the edges:
These times when my dream seems
elusive, are bound to churn my soul.
But, always, obstacles...when viewed
as stepping stones...define the path
and may bear opportunities for something
better and something beautiful. - ATB

The Daily Mandala: June 29, 2010

Monday, June 28, 2010

The Daily Mandala: June 28, 2010

"Off we go into the wild blue yonder...
climbing high into the sun..." ATB

The Daily Mandala: June 28, 2010

Sunday, June 27, 2010

The Daily Mandala: June 27, 2010

Color my spirit beautifully energized: With aspects of creativity, flexibility, perceptibility, accountability, maneuverability, productivity , believability, vulnerability, visibility, receptivity....and above all, the ability to imagine the possibility. - ATB

The Daily Mandala: June 27, 2010

Saturday, June 26, 2010

The Daily Mandala: June 26, 2010

Get busy!
The logistics of this venture:
Love and Light!
Travel safely at that speed :) 333 ATB


The Daily Mandala: June 26, 2010

Friday, June 25, 2010

The Daily Mandala: June 25, 2010

Healing hearts
dissolve all differences.
In forgiveness, the past is set free,
leaving space for magnificence in relationships,
which will grow and flourish.
The spiral of infinite possibilities
then swirls within and around us.
We can authentically travel in the direction of our dreams,
and the world will tag along,
watching, as we live our joy. - ATB


The Daily Mandala: June 25, 2010

Thursday, June 24, 2010

The Daily Mandala: June 24, 2010

I'm happiest when I'm taking charge of my domain,
when I'm in tune with my ideal and my passion,
and consciously, patiently, creating the vision...
knowing that all is well. - ATB

The Daily Mandala: June 24, 2010

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

The Daily Mandala: June 23, 2010

I'm on target, clear for take-off, free to be the me I see. I appreciate the many creative spirits who've helped me arrive at this place. Now that I know the flight path, I feel the energy rising...to make it so. -ATB

The Daily Mandala: June 23, 2010

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

The Daily Mandala: June 22, 2010

All Things Beautiful...
Through delicate clouds of aspiration,
I discover the gateway to my healing garden.
The haze is lifting. The walkways appear.
I'm home. - ATB



The Daily Mandala: June 22, 2010

Monday, June 21, 2010

The Daily Mandala: June 21, 2010

Magical, mystical, lyrical...the hymn of the universe tunes our hearts to the living presence within our creative spirits. In gratitude, we rise and sing...and we walk together as one... in love and light, in truth and beauty. - ATB
The Daily Mandala: June 21, 2010

Sunday, June 20, 2010

The Daily Mandala: June 20, 2010

The Enchantment of Summertime Dreams
All Things Beautiful - ATB


The Daily Mandala: June 20, 2010

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Friday, June 18, 2010

The Daily Mandala: June 18, 2010

The power of creative spirit energizes....
healing the past, transforming dreams of the future.
I soak it up like sunrays at summer solstice,
drawing upon the power of possibility,
nourishing my soul...always. - ATB

The Daily Mandala: June 18, 2010

Thursday, June 17, 2010

The Daily Mandala: June 17, 2010

Healing presence is always with me, to restore and rejuvenate.
And sometimes, to reinvent me.
I an call on this inner knowing anytime.
Anytime I'm ready for transformation and renewal of spirit,
I can tap into this wellspring.
All it takes is the desire to do so. - ATB


The Daily Mandala: June 17, 2010

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

The Daily Mandala: June 16, 2010

Mechanical hearts bear silent crosses.
Prayer for love and light from source to power up and energize,
kindling warmth and compassion within
to send back out again to my world.
- ATB

The Daily Mandala: June 16, 2010

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

The Daily Mandala: June 15, 2010

"On a clear day, rise and look around you,
and you'll see who you are" ...
"I can see clearly now the rain has gone" ...
"And, on that clear day, on that clear day,
you can see forever" ...
"It's gonna be a bright, bright sunshiny day!"
... "Forever, and ever, and ever more". atb



The Daily Mandala: June 15, 2010

Monday, June 14, 2010

Saturday, June 12, 2010

The Daily Mandala: June 12, 2010

Stargate: All things new, beautiful, possible, dreamable...whirling thoughts, joyful pinwheels hurtling time and space. I am the messenger. What an adventure of love and light! ATB
The Daily Mandala: June 12, 2010

Friday, June 11, 2010

The Daily Mandala: June 11, 2010

Sweet summer dreams flow on.
Relaxing into the latticework of life,
I imagine it holding me gently,
a pastel hammock among flowers and trees,
swaying with blue sky breeze...
floating me effortlessly
to the places I need to go,
the people I need to see,
tuning my heart, sunlit, to me. - ATB


The Daily Mandala: June 11, 2010

Thursday, June 10, 2010

The Daily Mandala: June 10, 2010

Strawberry fields' early glow becomes a jewel
in my summertime dream.

I walk softly the straw-laden pathways.
I reach for the brightest, plumpest, berries on the vine.
I savor the sunlight, color ripening each unique fruit.
One by one, the jewels of my dreams fill my heart.
I share the bounty, creating beautiful expressions...
gifts of love to nurture the soul. - ATB



The Daily Mandala: June 10, 2010

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

The Daily Mandala: June 9, 2010

Golden sands and aqua seas merge in memory...
waves washing, frothing shells and stones at my feet...
lingering, sauntering, skipping, gingerly tip-toeing...
dipping, scooping, stowing treasures...
down the long ribbon of shoreline.
All is well and beautiful,
as the sand and sea reflect...me . -ATB


The Daily Mandala: June 9, 2010

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

The Daily Mandala: June 8, 2010

Energizing insights reveal themselves
in the radiance of heart glow,
often stunning in their brilliance.
At those times, I wonder why I don't listen more.
Turning my heart toward the light,
tunes my soul to the music.
It is then that I dance to my own song. ATB


The Daily Mandala: June 8, 2010

Monday, June 7, 2010

The Daily Mandala: June 7, 2010

Sometimes I just need to get in the mode of a
lean, green, let's-get-serious writing machine!
No ifs, ands, or buts...just get to work.
Cut to the chase, find the space, the time...do it.
How about you?
What's staring at you...
waiting for you to bring into creation? - ATB




The Daily Mandala: June 7, 2010

Sunday, June 6, 2010

The Daily Mandala: June 6, 2010

When I'm feeling caught in overwhelm,
with a dizzying array of projects before me,
I might find myself getting caught up
in the razzle-dazzle. Like a deer in the headlights,
I want to run for cover, yet I'm stalled by the intensity
of the bright beams coming at me.
I remember to breathe deeply,
relaxing into the calm healing center of my heart.
I take time out, and find a few moments
to spend in a soul-nurturing activity.
Instead of insurmountable,
my tasks become magical stepping stones
along the yellow brick road. ATB


Saturday, June 5, 2010

The Daily Mandala: June 5, 2010


Sometimes the boldness and the beauty of an idea
inspires the action to dive into the water
and swim to the boat.
It's there, waiting for you
,
to climb aboard
and set sail across the unknown sea.
The crew members are waiting for you, as well.
And the captain shouts "Ahoy! You're here at last!"
Let loose from the moorings,
the journey of discovery begins. ATB


The Daily Mandala: June 5, 2010

Friday, June 4, 2010

The Daily Mandala: June 4, 2010

A golden opportunity presents itself before me each day.
I realize the truth of it, as I align my thoughts and dreams to spirit.
When I falter, I begin anew.
It is a gift I willingly open, again and again.
Each day I run the race -- no matter who's watching --
to the best of my abilities.
I run with the music of my soul.
It's the only way. ATB


The Daily Mandala: June 4, 2010

Thursday, June 3, 2010

The Daily Mandala: June 3, 2010

Today, I remember the solemnity of vows once taken.
Walking the pathway of quiet contemplation,
I reflect on the journey they entailed.
It's been a journey of the heart,
a journey of creative spirit...
a richness of experience allowing me
to blossom into the me I was meant to be.
ATB
The Daily Mandala: June 3, 2010

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

The Daily Mandala: June 2, 2010

 The exquisite beauty of a sacred journey
begins from a place of peaceful repose...
a sanctuary for spirit,
resonance in retreat, 
a garden's golden rose. ATB
The Daily Mandala: June 2, 2010

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

The Daily Mandala

 How delicate is my commitment, I wonder...to the fabric of my sail? Is it gossamer? Veiled like voile? Maybe so. But the strength is found in the attention to the pixels in the pattern. The threads in the cloth. Canvas, or nylon. No matter. Individually, each truth of my commitment makes the boat sail onward. Ever onward, patiently portioning...powerfully pleasing possibilities. Everything in season, made beautiful in its time. ATB


The Daily Mandala