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!

Friday, December 31, 2010

The Daily Mandala: December 31, 2010

 Hope sings in my heart today. Peace for the future rings in my soul. Joy expresses in beautiful harmony as the world keeps on singing;and I help make it so. ~ ATB
The Daily Mandala: December 31, 2010

Thursday, December 30, 2010

The Daily Mandala: December 30, 2010

 Past present future
seem accessible at certain moments in time, a spinning vortex creating a prism of beautiful connections, kindred spirits blessing our path for a season, a reason, or a lifetime. In gratitude for these relationships, I express my wish for the highest good for all of these connections. To love unconditionally, to recognize the possibilities, to magnify the gifts, to appreciate the beauty in each one.
~ ATB ~

The Daily Mandala: December 30, 2010

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

The Daily Mandala: December 29, 2010

I am like a joy tree, split at the trunk with wing branches  reaching skyward. When life, with its challenges, prunes my branches, and I feel like an upside-down butterfly, I let go of the dying remnants, as beautiful as they may have been. In the sun's rainbow light, I absorb new growth, new beauty, new rain-watered greenery. Healing begins. I am all colors once again...stretching, expanding, bending, singing, to angel whispers in the wind. ~ ATB




The Daily Mandala: December 29, 2010

The Daily Mandala: December 28, 2010

 Friendship frequencies rising on wings of congeniality, compassion and mercy move my life and my purpose to new heights. Awareness of oneness and infinite possibilities of interconnections energize me. Looking ahead to the future, I embrace the power and beauty of the journey. ~ ATB
The Daily Mandala: December 28, 2010

Monday, December 27, 2010

The Daily Mandala: December 27, 2010

 In my winter garden, I plant seeds of hope. As darkness turns to light, so I imagine the beautiful blossoms of springtime. I see the healing colors in my healing garden. I dream of indigo waters and fields of emerald green. Trees are totems along my walkways. I hear their music; I sing hymns of harmony. My heart is blessed with lightness of being. I draw back the curtain; I open the window;I step through the door. I hear my voice repeating: All is well ~ ATB
The Daily Mandala: December 27, 2010

Sunday, December 26, 2010

The Daily Mandala: December 26, 2010

 Do you hear what I hear? 
Go tell it on the mountain!
What better place?
To seek the beauty of the light.
 ~ ATB ~
`

The Daily Mandala: December 26, 2010

Saturday, December 25, 2010

The Daily Mandala: December 25, 2010

 And the angels sang:
Keep the earth singing!
Gloria!
Alleluia!
~ ATB ~
The Daily Mandala: December 25, 2010

Friday, December 24, 2010

Thursday, December 23, 2010

The Daily Mandala: December 23, 2010

 Comfort and joy come to me, as I think of eternal truths, and remember that despite any transitory trepidation I may be feeling, all is well, and will be. ~ ATB
The Daily Mandala: December 23, 2010

The Daily Mandala: December 22, 2010

 In the glare of the spotlight, it's time to roll up my sleeves and create a flight plan for achieving my dreams. The destination is in view;I need only to awaken, put my heart in gear, and dive with confidence into the fray. ~ ATB
The Daily Mandala: December 22, 2010

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

The Daily Mandala: December 21, 2010

LOVE to you. 
JOY to you. 
GRACE to you.
LIGHT and PEACE to you.
I SEE you. ~ATB 
The Daily Mandala: December 21, 2010

Monday, December 20, 2010

The Daily Mandala: December 20, 2010

 My walking time among the pines becomes a dusky forest dreaming time. Gazing through dark green, snow-tipped  branches, the scene is pure, fragrant, holy wintertime. In liminal deep purple twilight time, I SEE as the magi, gifted by the beauty of this royal, sacred, wondrous time. ~ ATB
The Daily Mandala: December 20, 2010

Sunday, December 19, 2010

The Daily Mandala: December 19, 2010

In anticipation of the light,
I envision our global heart...
awakening to beauty,
blossoming to possibilities,
singing in harmony, 
balancing delicately... 
as a ballerina dancing,
a butterfly poised on a flower... 
ready for quantum leaping,
dreaming, grandly scheming 
our awesome healing power. ~ ATB

The Daily Mandala: December 19, 2010

Saturday, December 18, 2010

The Daily Mandala: December 18, 2010

The season for seeking right relationships, bringing them into harmony and joyful alignment, is now. No matter, the season, love is the reason. I take time to acknowledge and bless in gratitude, the beautiful relationships from the past, and to update and refresh those that bring meaning and joy into my life...infusing them with the power of heartlight that knows no boundaries. ~ ATB

The Daily Mandala: December 18, 2010

Friday, December 17, 2010

The Daily Mandala: December 17, 2010

Life is luminous, lyrical light, laughter, love...always, love. ~ ATB

The Daily Mandala: December 17, 2010

Thursday, December 16, 2010

The Daily Mandala: December 16, 2016

Wait a day, and things change. From hyper-alertness to the point of inaction, to the realization of paths merging to the point of incredible opportunities opening... lighting up... broadcasting as creative ribbons of color aloft, then twisting and turning, swirling and securing beautiful insights and dreams. Breathing in this fresh new perspective, I move ahead with awe and wonder along my yellow brick road. Who will be waiting to greet me, at the healing oases along the way? What will I find at the crossroads? The place where magic happens. ~ ATB


The Daily Mandala: December 16, 2016

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

The Daily Mandala: December 15, 2010

Finding the right frequency for this particular time in my life comes into awareness when I look back, in order to move ahead. In retrospect, I SEE the patterns that have brought be to this place. I begin to understand that, as I remain soul-centered, and tuned in to my inner guidance, I will be in the right place at the right time. And, I can rest in the assurance that, in regard to life purpose, all is well. ~ATB
The Daily Mandala: December 15, 2010

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

The Daily Mandala: December 14, 2010

 Gathering, flowing, healing the myriad aspects of my life becomes possible when I surrender to the light of grace and embrace the beauty. ~ ATB
The Daily Mandala: December 14, 2010

The Daily Mandala: December 13, 2010

 Hope in the midst of life's puzzle is eternally available to me. Hope brings light into my soul. Hope revives an expectation of miracles in my heart. Hope is the grace given to me to be in an attitude of forgiveness, understanding, peace, and love in all my relationships. Hope opens a rainbow bridge to the divine. ~ ATB

The Daily Mandala: December 13, 2010

Sunday, December 12, 2010

The Daily Mandala: December 12, 2010


The pause that refreshes me, renews and empowers me...bringing balance and harmony. I take time for slowing down, catching up with me. I reflect, patiently and lovingly, on what matters most to me. I give myself time to heal and forgive. In patience, I wait, watch, wonder and remember the promise of peace in the world and in my heart. ~ ATB


The Daily Mandala: December 12, 2010

Saturday, December 11, 2010

The Daily Mandala: December 11, 2010

 Christmases past, Christmas present bring the season's greetings to my heart. Integrating, mending, magical blending, peacefully gifting me, patiently uplifting me. Now, may I serve with the power of love's mirth, as I seek and I find my own treasures on earth. ~ ATB


The Daily Mandala: December 11, 2010

Friday, December 10, 2010

The Daily Mandala: December 10, 2010

 Lo, how a rose e'er blooming,
at Christmas wafts its festive fragrance
sweetly through the air. 
The heart of the rose brings gladness;
each petal paints a picture...
of love transformed and rare.
In winter blooms the joy of summer,
glowing pink with promised flair. ~ ATB
The Daily Mandala: December 10, 2010

Thursday, December 9, 2010

The Daily Mandala: December 9, 2010

Silent night, holy night...
sheep safely graze, silhouetted in the backdrop of heaven's starlight glow. Tranquilly waiting, patiently playing soft hymns of joy and wonder, I'm transformed by the beauty of the night. ~ ATB
The Daily Mandala: December 9, 2010

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

The Daily Mandala: December 8, 2010

Orange creche: 
 An energizing zest of heart cradles my spirit, and I feel the impulse and warmth of supportive forces around me. No longer at cross purposes, I make room for a rebirth of focus and intent. The vision that awaits its time impels a welcome emergence of creative joy. ~ ATB
The Daily Mandala: December 8, 2010

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

The Daily Mandala: December 7, 2010

Ancient stars compelled mystics
across ancient desert miles. 
They wondered as they wandered 
on their journey to find the light.
I wonder as I wander, too...
far from ancient memories,
nearer in my dreams,
  yet searching, as they,
for light-wisdom at night. ~ ATB
The Daily Mandala: December 7, 2010

Monday, December 6, 2010

The Daily Mandala: December 6, 2010

A refreshing new day begins
with the hope of new vistas and healing of spirit. 
Radical beauty brightly blesses me on my journey, 
opening my heart to embrace the 
infinite possibilities blossoming before me. ~ ATB

The Daily Mandala: December 6, 2010

Sunday, December 5, 2010

The Daily Mandala: December 5, 2010

  Hospitality of spirit blossoms in this season of heartlight and love...in the beautiful blessings of friends and family gathering in fellowship, expressing the essence of peace, harmony, joy. ~ ATB


peaceful heartlight love friendship new relationshps
The Daily Mandala: December 5, 2010

Saturday, December 4, 2010

The Daily Mandala: December 4, 2010

Washed out, faded, jaded, crushed,rushed.
When the tsunami hits
I'm ready, at last...
to let go, hang on to the raft, 
and ride the waves to shore. 
In this bright, new land,
I find a way to create a fresh start. ~ ATB

The Daily Mandala: December 4, 2010

The Daily Mandala: December 3, 2010

 Frequencies rising, whirlpooling, nudging, integrating, discovering, resonating, creating...
all things new. ~ ATB
The Daily Mandala: December 3, 2010

Thursday, December 2, 2010

The Daily Mandala: December 2, 2010

There's a feeling of Christmas in the air
Happy hearts everywhere
~ ATB

The Daily Mandala: December 2, 2010

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

The Daily Mandala: December 1, 2010

 Star Search:
  In the bleak mid-winter, looking skyward,
a wild and wonderful convergence 
of blessings becomes visible.
In anticipation of this most holy
and colorful season of the heart, 
I savor its beauty and peace. ~ ATB
The Daily Mandala: December 1, 2010