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, July 31, 2010

The Daily Mandala: July 31, 2010

Exquisite dreams of yesterday
blossom and grow
like a well-watered garden,
when I embrace the beauty
and imagine the possibilities. - ATB



The Daily Mandala: July 31, 2010

Friday, July 30, 2010

The Daily Mandala: July 30, 2010

High-noon bursts of galactic creativity explode joyfully like sizzling citrus sunspots on a cicada-singing summer day -- when I'm tuned in to my life purpose -- and I GO for it! - ATB


The Daily Mandala: July 30, 2010

Thursday, July 29, 2010

The Daily Mandala: July 29, 2010

POWER SURGE:
The power to be myself is in me
when I need to be me.
Deadlines may be looming,
tasks before me may seem daunting.
Yet when I dance to my own tune,
all things are beautiful. - ATB

The Daily Mandala: July 29, 2010

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

The Daily Mandala: July 28, 2010

Close Encounters of the Electric Kind:
Often my days will mimic the weather,
with pending storms leaving me
uneasy and prickly,
as if lightning might strike
at any moment.
I love the thrill of the voltage
whirling its powerful potential.
Yet, I wait for the calmness
beneath the bolts of insight,
the healing green spaces washed clean.
Then, I can think once again,
and the passionate thunder
transforms into words of grace.- ATB

The Daily Mandala: July 28, 2010

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Monday, July 26, 2010

The Daily Mandala: July 26, 2010

I'm in the vortex of healing energies, while life changes swirl around me. Grounding myself in the light of my core values provides the ballast to keep me upright and afloat, patiently navigating this transformational time. - ATB

The Daily Mandala: July 26, 2010

Sunday, July 25, 2010

The Daily Mandala: July 25, 2010


Moon River: Fluid and flexible, I follow my vision...my dream. In a spirit of confident playfulness, I allow my creativity to emerge, anticipating with joy the beautiful possibilities waiting around the bend, at rainbow's end. - ATB

The Daily Mandala: July 25, 2010

Saturday, July 24, 2010

The Daily Mandala: July 24, 2010

Flutterby, upside-down butterfly...wend your way safely home. Find the power to flit from flower to flower. You'll find a way to get the job done. Follow the flowing, floating flame of passionate desire. The beauty you seek is there, in the blooms you've planted, one by one. - ATB


The Daily Mandala: July 24, 2010

The Daily Mandala: July 23, 2010

Growing and exploring
in our spiritual dimension
is a lifelong endeavor,
an opportunity and a pleasure...
bringing our lives meaning and purpose.
Spending time in growing our spirit
allows us to imagine infinite possibilities,
and awakens us to embrace the healing
beauty within us and our world. - ATB

On Sat, Jul 24, 2010 at 3:09 AM, Henry Reed wrote:

The Daily Mandala: July 23, 2010

Friday, July 23, 2010

The Daily Mandala: July 22, 2010

Knowledge is power:
I learn what I need to know...
whether from halls of ivy,
cerebral forays into pages of books,
thoughts from favorite teachers and gurus,
or divine inspiration
from the awareness of my heart.
For it is there,
that it crystallizes and transforms me.
Always becoming more of who I am. - ATB






The Daily Mandala: July 22, 2010

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

The Daily Mandala: July 21, 2010

Lightening and brightening my energy grid,
I become a powerhouse of creative influence
in the realm of all things beautiful,
possible, dreamable:
I SEE you in all the colors of the rainbow.
In the wings of the butterfly.
In the darting whirling-dervish dragonfly.
I SEE you healthy and strong.
Planting fields of blooms in your own backyard.
Finding your voice in the music of the birds,
the brook, the bees...
the wind, the trees.
I SEE you finding JOY. - ATB



The Daily Mandala: July 21, 2010

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

The Daily Mandala: July 20, 2010

Aspiring to inspire others on their journey, I look into my heart. There, is the bridge to the stars. Seeking, finding, the guidance is revealed to me. New possibilities, new tools to share, new windows and doorways to view the beauty in the ordinary. - ATB
The Daily Mandala: July 20, 2010

Monday, July 19, 2010

The Daily Mandala: July 19, 2010


In this high tech Google world,
I can network
until I'm blue-in-the-face book,
or taxed with the twitter of tweeting.
I love my birds-of-a-feather friends,
as I discover the many kindred spirits
traveling the same Internet highway.
But cycling through the seasons,
I notice when my mind is on overload.
A bit of downtime for decompression
delights my soul and
deepens my relationship with myself...
enhancing compassionate fellowship,
bringing into balance
my outreach to community,
harmonizing my soul song. -ATB


The Daily Mandala: July 19, 2010

Sunday, July 18, 2010

The Daily Mandala: July 18, 2010


I'm revived in body, mind, and spirit when I care enough to creatively nurture those aspects of me. Gifting myself time to retreat for an hour, a day, a week...whatever space I can find...becomes more and more a priority, as I realize the power of life lived within the framework of light, love, joy and peace. Like learning a new language, immersion in the healing arts allows my heart to express itself in greater depth and with greater meaning. Each pebble I toss from shore, then scatters a wave ...radiating the inspiration of my experience in ever-expanding circles. Reviving me helps revive my world. And that is a beautiful thing. - ATB

The Daily Mandala: July 18, 2010

Saturday, July 17, 2010

The Daily Mandala: July 17, 2010

Up in the air, in my beautiful balloon: It's how I feel when I operate from my heart. Life seems lighter. I can breathe the colors of my life into all that I do. I take on my projects like a whirling circus carousel at a summertime fair. I know that all will move along beautifully, and I sing to the music. - ATB

The Daily Mandala: July 17, 2010

Friday, July 16, 2010

The Daily Mandala: July 16, 2010

Summer's sizzling
and I'm feeling perplexed
by the complexity of life events.
For, it seems as soon as I think I've got a handle on it,
another little obstacle arrives in my path.
Of course, I discover that patience is the answer
in the grand scheme of things.
Inch by inch,
stone by stone,
heart by heart.
While mustering the persistence may challenge
my creativity, I see that the design will complete,
despite a few jangled, rough-and-tumble
edges along the way. - ATB

The Daily Mandala: July 16, 2010

Thursday, July 15, 2010

The Daily Mandala: July 15, 2010

Each day I may find a healing retreat
within my own landscape,
my own lifework,
when I choose to re-inspire ME.
I look for ways to creatively fashion
a sanctuary of spirit
in my own space,
between the space
of my interactions with the world.
Creating these sacred places
nurtures my soul.
Re-energized, re-ignited with
the joy of my heart,
its expression flows beautifully outward
as a wave of inspiration
to those I meet on my journey. - ATB

The Daily Mandala: July 15, 2010

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

The Daily Mandala: July 14, 2010

WELCOME TO THE GARDEN:
The pathways are for your enJOYment, your opportunity for connection to the natural harmony of nature. Its beauty un
wraps your soul and opens your heart... to the whirring wings of the hummingbird, the fusion of fuchsia blooms to which it flies. The nectar you seek is sweet.
You are not alone.
Healing begins within; you need only ask. -- ATB


The Daily Mandala: July 14, 2010

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

The Daily Mandala: July 13, 2010

The power and splendor of completion resounds in my heart, as I zestfully envision my goals and dreams. Moving with boldness and agility, I know the arrow, flung to the target, will find its way. Under magnificent blue light rays, my eyes focus -- strong and true -- on what I know to do. As I think in my heart, so may it be. -- ATB

The Daily Mandala: July 13, 2010

Monday, July 12, 2010

The Daily Mandala: July 12, 2010

Sometimes I get so enthused about a belief, an idea or a project
that I feel almost wired with rainbow energy.
The intricacies and complexities of my projects shout with potential.
Yet, often my enthusiasm tends to head for overwhelm.. .
not only for me, but for those with whom I'm sharing that enthusiasm.
It is then that I patiently take a step back
to SEE the whole picture, realizing that each piece is required
to fill in the beautiful pattern I desire. - ATB



The Daily Mandala: July 12, 2010

Sunday, July 11, 2010

The Daily Mandala: July 11, 2010

Blue, flies the butterfly in the scope of my dreams, framing the portal to adventures beyond. Whenever I'm ready, I can turn the key to this magical kingdom. Curiosity and creativity find me there. I need only be open to the playful messages of spirit...inviting, waiting for me to unravel my cocoon. Awakened from slumber, I flex my wings and fly over turquoise seas. The land of enchantment, I discover, resides in my own heart. - ATB



The Daily Mandala: July 11, 2010

The Daily Mandala: Jul 10, 2010

The answer is blowing in the wind:
Winds of change breeze through my heart
on a warm summer day.
Unchangeable are my ideals.
Front and center, truth and beauty
ride with me, inspiring me always onward.
I catch the spirit, the melody of the song,
at each new bend in the road,
each new mountain view.
I ride, and I climb.
At mountaintop,
All things are beautiful - ATB.



The Daily Mandala: Jul 10, 2010

Friday, July 9, 2010

The Daily Mandala: June 9, 2010

Gentle eyes see into hearts,
enfolding, encircling, entrusting, healing.
Nurturing, breathing, billowing waves of beauty
fill the sacred spaces. Shalom.
Peace. May it be. - ATB



The Daily Mandala: June 9, 2010

Thursday, July 8, 2010

The Daily Mandala: July 8, 2010

Ever moving, ever climbing the
circular stairway to my dreams,
my life evolves, revolves,
creative-problem-solves.
Each day is a new opportunity
to travel a little further on the journey.
With joy and gratitude, acceptance and grace,

I navigate the colors, the byways,
the steps and stepping stones,
to reach the field... and there I'll meet you. -ATB



The Daily Mandala: July 8, 2010

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

The Daily Mandala: July 7, 2010

Fields of gold, fields of lavender,
scrolling circles.
From whence they come, I do not know.
But I listen to my heartsong,
and tune in to its voice.
Delightful designs designated
for my eyes only,
shimmering in the splendor
of a beautiful, blazing sun. - ATB


The Daily Mandala: July 7, 2010

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

The Daily Mandala: July 6, 2010

Looking through my kaleidoscope,
I see my heart opening, blossoming,
inviting bright new patterns.
I see new facets of myself,
arranging and rearranging...
an aurora of all things beautiful.
It's fun to watch.
Bits and pieces daily dancing
in the field of vision, creating
new wonders from ordinary hours
. - ATB


The Daily Mandala: July 6, 2010

Monday, July 5, 2010

The Daily Mandala: July 5, 2010

The heat index may rise,
and circumstances may seemingly thwart
my plans for a mid-summer day,
but always I have the oasis
of the oh-so-cool heart center.
At any time, inspiring waves breathe me
softly into its depths of aquamarine.
I appreciate this gift, nudging me
to embrace the beauty within. -ATB



On Mon, Jul 5, 2010 at 10:32 AM, Henry Reed wrote:



The Daily Mandala: July 5, 2010

Sunday, July 4, 2010

The Daily Mandala: July 4, 2010

N
Star-spangled Dreams:
Liberty, equality, fraternity.
The heroes of Independence Day and Bastille Day
each July come to mind when I think

of the legacy that has come to us through the ages
and that we are blessed to pass along.
Heroes arise in many circumstances.
Each story lights the way
like sparks of fireworks in the darkest night.
"Nothing is impossible,"

said favorite American hero Christopher Reeve.
"I think a hero is an ordinary individual
who finds strength to persevere and endure
in spite of overwhelming obstacles." - ATB


Daily Mandala: July 4, 2010

The Daily Mandala: July 3,2010

The power of pizazz punctuates my day
as I remember the magic of play.
Positive possibilities energize me...
tuning me in to new insights
and creating new pathways
for living my dreams. - ATB




The Daily Mandala: July 3,2010

Saturday, July 3, 2010

The Daily Mandala: July 2, 2010

Art in the Park:
The capriciousness of creativity
often finds me musing and meandering,
as if on a whimsical stroll among magical paintings,
strung like clothes on a line under the
all-encompassing gaze of summer sun.
Which aspect will I choose?
Or which will choose me?
I take a painting down.
Yes, that fits.
Let it be. - ATB
The Daily Mandala: July 2, 2010

Thursday, July 1, 2010

The Daily Mandala: July 1, 2010

Going within, I find the answers. In my dreams are the seeds of beautiful blessings. I'm inspired to take action on my dreams...safe in the wisdom they reveal. I see myself, and I SEE what divine guidance flows, when I pay attention to the world of my dreams. - ATB
The Daily Mandala: July 1, 2010