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, July 29, 2011

The Daily Mandala: July 29, 2011

 
 A little apprehension tickles my thoughts. Anticipating out-of-the-ordinary events, I feel wobbly...with a few wacky wisps of wavering wondering filtering in to my awareness. Not to worry, I find my playful self engaging these thoughts, reminding them to simply enjoy what comes into view...replacing them with power thoughts...remembering who I  am,  knowing all is well, and beautiful. ~ ATB
The Daily Mandala: July 29, 2011

Thursday, July 28, 2011

The Daily Mandala: July 28, 2011

Back to the Future 
In the movie of my dreams, the scene is stunning in visual effects...spiraling, swirling, twirling circles of rainbow light ribbons mesmerize me. I gaze through the porthole --  the lens of my being -- into the infinity of possibilities. Beyond purple mountain majesties, I am free to follow the sounds of music reverberating from my heart.  I'll play my song to its tune. The beautiful producer, the dreamer, is me. ~ ATB




The Daily Mandala: July 28, 2011

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

The Daily Mandala: July 27, 2011

Simply Summer...
tomatoes on the vine, a bit of a rogue spirit wandering through my mind, powering up under an invincible sun that pours its heat over verdant fields. Squinting in the brilliance, I sense a vague quirkiness...a knowing that something unusual, but beautiful is about to be revealed.
~ ATB ~


The Daily Mandala: July 27, 2011

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

The Daily Mandala: July 26, 2011

 Heart Art: I feel my heart soften when I recognize intuitive heart art. Sometimes, glimpsing a piece of art can alter your day. You might sense a burst of energy. It might make you smile. The subtle blending of colors and shapes can settle in and stay, gently nudging morning crankiness away...and allowing a little sunlight to filter through, brighten you, and yes, just maybe, stick around for awhile. ~ ATB
The Daily Mandala: July 26, 2011

Monday, July 25, 2011

The Daily Mandala: July 25, 2011

 Life is a puzzle on some days. Events are puzzling. People are puzzling. Why things happen as they do is puzzling. When life's puzzle feels awry, it's time to bring out the best tool from your spiritual toolbox...laughter. Lighten up in love and compassion for self and others. Know that all is well and beautiful, and things will work out in divine order. ~ ATB

The Daily Mandala: July 25, 2011

Sunday, July 24, 2011

The Daily Mandala: July 24, 2011

 Seeking sanctuary, I find a quiet place in my healing garden, where I may be still among the trees and listen for the voice of God in my ear; where I may see painted in the clouds the vision of my joy mission; where I may feel in the breeze the presence of Spirit in my heart; where I may walk empowered for the journey before me. ~ ATB
The Daily Mandala: July 24, 2011

Saturday, July 23, 2011

The Daily Mandala: July 23, 2011

 When you discover your 
intuitive healing heart 
you've discovered 
all things beautiful.
~ ATB ~

The Daily Mandala: July 23, 2011

Friday, July 22, 2011

Sometimes when I get a bit too excited and high strung about my projects in life, I have to laugh at the perennial advise,"Go with the flow."  Often, I'd really like to shout back, "Flow with the go!" Yes--if all my beautiful, colorful, wild and wonderful projects would flow with the go, I'd KNOW...all is well, the pattern is set, and I'm simply affirming: "All systems are GO." ~ ATB

The Daily Mandala

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

The Daily Mandala: July 19, 2011

 Zany days of summer send me scurrying for cover, as solar power flares around me. Outages occur in the storms passing through, yet my mind feels electrified with project possibilities; and I take time to listen to the static within me. Eventually, the jittery me discovers the core energy residing in my heart. From its calm center, I playfully toss my cards on the table, not minding a few wild ones at all. ~ ATB
The Daily Mandala: July 19, 2011

Monday, July 18, 2011

The Daily Mandala: July 18, 2011

 Star Power
When I'm feeling overwhelmed with all the amazing projects waiting in the wings for me, I stop and soak in the sun's healing light, and reflect it out into the world in each moment, knowing that in God's timing, all is well and beautiful. ~ ATB

The Daily Mandala: July 18, 2011

Sunday, July 17, 2011

The Daily Mandala: July 17, 2011

 When I look at life as a fantastic fiesta, a mystique of miracles, I can look back upon the road traveled, and see where I've come, and forward to where I'm bound. I welcome the stages on which I am to perform. The guidance I need is always there...ever knowing, ever loving, ever beautiful, possible, and in my dreams...always... ~ ATB
The Daily Mandala: July 17, 2011

Saturday, July 16, 2011

The Daily Mandala: July 16, 2011

 My heart was waiting in the wings.
Now, I sense it reverberating louder and more authentically, expressing in ever widening circles...my own space mission. I rendezvous with those tuning into the voice. Together, we create a beautiful symphony. Energized, and revitalized, we return joyfully home. ~ ATB
The Daily Mandala: July 16, 2011

Friday, July 15, 2011

The Daily Mandala: July 15, 2011


 Floating free, I see my destiny in the spirit of simplicity and the perfect harmony of being me. ~ ATB
The Daily Mandala: July 15, 2011

Thursday, July 14, 2011

The Daily Mandala: July 14, 2011

 Totally bummed is how I feel sometimes.
Round and round I go, where the wheel stops,
I don't know. Stepping into the fray,
before me myriad dots blink along the way.
As I work to connect them, I wonder,
will the operating system hold its power? 
Will the circle stay unbroken?
Will I stay? ~ ATB

The Daily Mandala: July 13, 2011

 If I'd but listen, I'd see the arrows pointing back at me. If I'd but look, I'd hear the voices calling me to pick up my arrows and fly them straight in the directions I've chosen. The target is there, in the center. I need only carry my bow and my arrows...gently, faithfully, willingly, patiently. With love as my focus, I'd fling them toward the light, and bring them safely home. ~ ATB
The Daily Mandala: July 13, 2011

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

The Daily Mandala: July 12, 2011


 

 As above, so below...between the sea and sky, in the between, between, there is beauty. I walk boldly there; and I know. I seek; and I find. ~ ATB
The Daily Mandala: July 12, 2011

The Daily Mandala: July 11, 2011

 Stormy weather brings lightning bolts of flower power blossoming in my healing garden. The energy of this creation amazes me, startles me, rejuvenates me, jolts me into explosive action...to paint bold strokes from my vision palette onto the brilliant canvas of my dreams. ~ ATB
The Daily Mandala: July 11, 2011

The Daily Mandala: July 10, 2011

 Lavender green, lavender blue...
oh, the joy 
of a heart-2-heart
friendship with you!
~ ATB ~
The Daily Mandala: July 10, 2011

Saturday, July 9, 2011

The Daily Mandala: July 9, 2011

 Power washing my spirit...re-aligning my skewness...moving the energy...something is about to pop! But, first I must allow the bright glare of discomfort to bring this potential to my awareness. I don't mind being in this state of uncertainty. I know, now, that it brings opportunity. ~ ATB
The Daily Mandala: July 9, 2011

Friday, July 8, 2011

The Daily Mandala: July 8, 2011

 Walking the cat's eye...I don't know why. Curiosity may get the best of me. ~ ATB

The Daily Mandala: July 8, 2011

Thursday, July 7, 2011

The Daily Mandala: July 7, 2011

 Energizing power emanates freely and beautifully when I focus on the creativity at the core of me. My creative passion recharges me, motivates me, courageously expresses me. I can do all things through the power of spirit within. ~ ATB

The Daily Mandala: July 7, 2011

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

The Daily Mandala: July 6, 2011

  Creative Spirits Healing HeARTs
whirl through time and space...angels on wingtips of fleeting clouds. It becomes my prayer and my intention to be one of those kindred spirits, to listen, to hear the Creator -- bringer of light and life, hope and joy, love and peace -- opening a compassionate heart space...to behold the message, and pass it on. ~ ATB
The Daily Mandala: July 6, 2011

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

The Daily Mandala: July 5, 2011


Summer daze...dazzling, dizzying, off-kiltering me. My summer days confound me...remembering rainbow rays, walking all the ways of my being, bridging the river of dappled rapids, whose currents would offer congruence to my dreams...flowing unceasingly around indigo rocks and molten boulders, red-hot with the insight I need. I soak it all in, these images;and I keep on walking the pathway, boldly, under the blazing sun. ~ ATB
The Daily Mandala: July 5, 2011

Monday, July 4, 2011

The Daily Mandala: July 4, 2011

 My stars! A sweet, star-spangled summer begins! My star-spangled stars...empowered with points of love and light...rocket through heavens of red, white and blue...holding true to the vision my heart is given. ~ ATB
The Daily Mandala: July 4, 2011

Sunday, July 3, 2011

The Daily Mandala: July 3, 2011

 Riding puffy Ferris wheel clouds, spinning golden pinwheel flowers, catapulting cartwheels among fluffy dandelion bowers...I spread out my heart in all directions, imagining the playful possibilities. Being at play means being at the joy level of amazing discoveries. When I find the spokes that spark the passion of this joy-ride, I slow down, tune in, envision, and write down the story of my dreams. ~ ATB
The Daily Mandala: July 3, 2011

Saturday, July 2, 2011

The Daily Mandala: July 2, 2011

 SusanGail's believe it or not! 
Synthesizing today, integrating my way... 
around, across and through the mountain
of amazing possibilities before me.
I like what I see. 
 I SEE you and I SEE me. 
 I see WE, together, to BE...
the color of hope...
a rainbow pattern of beauty,
in a world longing to be
peaceful and FREE. ~ ATB

The Daily Mandala: July 2, 2011

Friday, July 1, 2011

The Daily Mandala: July 1, 2011

 How magically exquisite is this journey of the heart. Winding among stargazer pink blooms in fields of green, I open to the beauty of quiet dreams. ~ ATB
The Daily Mandala: July 1, 2011