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!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

The Daily Mandala: August 30, 2011

 The visions and dreams of my intuitive heart softly take shape when I surrender them to a higher power. When I picture them, the images bring a smile to my face, lighting my eyes with the sparkle of joy. Letting go, my heart recaptures the glow. In gratitude, I behold the beauty given to me. ~ ATB




The Daily Mandala: August 30, 2011

Monday, August 29, 2011

The Daily Mandala: August 29, 2011

Passionate palette
paints powerful pictures 
pointing me to 
practically
perfect
panache.
~ ATB ~ 


The Daily Mandala: August 29, 2011

Sunday, August 28, 2011

The Daily Mandala: August 28, 2011


Anticipation fuels my day, 
as I think about events to come. 
The future's not ours to see?
Perhaps our hearts know more than we think.
Perhaps the anticipation vibration 
will prepare me for the tsunami wave.
Like a good scout,
may I be ready for whatever comes...
riding the wave in grace
and sunlit serenity. ~ ATB


The Daily Mandala: August 28, 2011

Saturday, August 27, 2011

The Daily Mandala: August 27, 2011


Angel in my Inbox: 
A Henry Reed mandala...
  a purple delight of green healing power
energizes my day, today. 
 Angel effects come in many symbols, 
appear in a variety of ways, 
offering transformational tools
to inspire my creativity.
Mandala art is something 
I may reflect on, or draw on my own.
What beauty is in the circle 
that I would paint today? 
~ ATB ~



The Daily Mandala: August 27, 2011

The Daily Mandala: August 26, 2011


SUMMERTIME FUN 
is when I allow myself to take a whimsical journey of spirit, with all the curiosity of the child that resides in me, the essence of playfulness. When I look at life from the vantage point of this creative center, I can see wonder and beauty all around me. Joy comes to me. I en-JOY the season of summer...keeping its pathways in my heart. ~ ATB





The Daily Mandala: August 26, 2011

Thursday, August 25, 2011

The Daily Mandala: August 25, 2011

Something is trying to get my attention. Someone has good news to tell. Why am I so worked up about it? If I listen, with all of my heart, I'll know that all is well. ~ ATB

The Daily Mandala: August 25, 2011

The Daily Mandala: August 24, 2011

Lovely, lightly, leaving laughter...brightly echoing confetti notes, whirling through skies of blue, inspiring messages of friendship and trading hugs with you. ~ ATB

The Daily Mandala: August 24, 2011

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

The Daily Mandala: August 23, 2011


Like a white stenciled design on a cake, I can mentally stencil an image of serenity above the perplexity running in the background of my mind. Holding that peaceful image in my heart, I relax into the knowing that this beautiful complexity I sense swirling below, is fashioning beautifully and naturally, the colors of my creativity ~ ATB


The Daily Mandala: August 23, 2011

Monday, August 22, 2011

The Daily Mandala: August 22, 2011


REcoloring my life, 
REvitalizing...
boldly, beautifully...
REenergizing the vision.
~ ATB ~

The Daily Mandala: August 22, 2011

The Daily Mandala: August 21, 2011


Basking in the glow of heart-centered love,
I discover that the flow I'm seeking 
comes to me more easily, 
as easily as the inspiration of each breath.
Holding that warmth and tenderness 
becomes naturally more a part of me. 
With curiosity and compassion, I venture forth...
grateful for this inward journey to spirit,
appreciating the beauty before me. ~ ATB

The Daily Mandala: August 21, 2011

Saturday, August 20, 2011

The Daily Mandala: August 20, 2011

So much for HeART connections! Zowie! Zing...go the strings of my heart... spinning sounds of music, listening with ears of angels, lighting rainbows of peace, humming the song of the universe, visioning an aurora of harmony around the planet, dancing with the Lord of the Dance, spiraling healing dreams of All Things Beautiful. ~ ATB

The Daily Mandala: August 20, 2011

Friday, August 19, 2011

The Daily Mandala: August 19, 2011

Being a bright light to the world is possible with the attitude of playfulness that resides along with creativity at the HeART of our soul. Living creatively is an ART, with our HEART at the HeART of it. With our HEART ART we bring our life forward. We step onto the stage, allowing the spotlight to shine on us, lighting our unique expression. We become visible to our audience, whose hearts connect with our art, our life story, our Heart Art, our heart. ~ ATB

The Daily Mandala: August 19, 2011

The Daily Mandala: August 18, 2011


My midsummer midnight star search begins, as the intensity of the magi's quest in midwinter stumbles across the periphery of my mind in midsummer. The juxtaposition of the vivid images of the Christmas season with the solar power of summer light reminds me to put the Christ in every season of my life...expanding the beauty of that light, love and peace beyond measure. ~ ATB

The Daily Mandala: August 18, 2011

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

The Daily Mandala: August 17, 2011

 Listening...
to the still small voice broadcasting within...
is a skill to practice over a lifetime.
Understanding the knowing,
reverberating heartstrings,
tuning to pathways,
catching the orchestral vision,
playing the song meant to be heard.
~ ATB ~
The Daily Mandala: August 17, 2011

The Daily Mandala: August 16, 2011

Enlightened, lightened, brightened, I relax into the space between, where my brush strokes have taken me. It's a beautiful place, this space. It's my space, my place. Me. ~ ATB 


The Daily Mandala: August 16, 2011

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

The Daily Mandala: August 15, 2011

Pink dolphins dip into the pool of my dreams, nudging me to open up my heart and freely, serenely, safely float among the fragrant water blossoms...diving playfully  now and then, to discover the treasures beneath the waves. ~ ATB



The Daily Mandala: August 15, 2011

Monday, August 15, 2011

The Daily Mandala: August 14, 2011


 Confusion about goals comes when I feel wavering about them. Even though I think I have the dream in sight, I might be holding the vision on spindly, wobbly legs. I realize that I must  right the easel of this art project of mine. Stand it up before me, get out the paint brushes, and view the foundation dream that remains strong in the back of my mind. Bring it to the forefront of the picture; and then, paint with abandon. ~ ATB




The Daily Mandala: August 14, 2011

Saturday, August 13, 2011

The Daily Mandala: August 13, 2011


Swirly summer venues
become stages of my life...
revolving, evolving, solving the mystery
that intrigues me. It's a magical blend, 
as in a dream, yet painted on the canvas 
of my heart, the layers of color create 
an ever more beautiful scene. 
I'm happy when I gaze at this collage 
of mine. The complexity, diversity, 
richly defines me now. Discovery: 
I wouldn't have it any other way. ~ ATB 
The Daily Mandala: August 13, 2011

Friday, August 12, 2011

The Daily Mandala: August 12, 2011


Going backwards to go forwards is hard for me to grasp at times. I really feel skewed when in a stalling mode. Yet, it's at times like these that I know I need to lighten up, let my light shine through the skewness. Have a little fun with the interesting stuff that's going on in my life. Enjoy the playfulness of the universe, the angels, knowing that God has the best intentions for me, and that all will align in divine order...in patience and in love. ~ ATB


''The Daily Mandala: August 12, 2011

Thursday, August 11, 2011

The Daily Mandala: August 11, 2011

On a clear day I can see forever in my dreams. Today, may the skies clear, may the sunlight brighten the far corners of the landscape, may calm breezes blow over my inner sea of possibilities. May I become a light beacon for those who share  the voyage with me. May we  together be peaceful points of light... bringing love, joy, hope and bright blessings for a beautiful tomorrow. ~ ATB

The Daily Mandala: August 11, 2011

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

The Daily Mandala: August 10, 2011

The heart of a teacher
becomes the heart of me
when I HEAR the ART 
creating spirit in me.
~ ATB ~


The Daily Mandala: August 10, 2011

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

The Daily Mandala: August 9, 2011

 Today I rediscover the joy of brainstorming with kindred spirits. Around the table, our ideas and insights energize us and build upon each other, layer by layer. A fascinating new realm comes into view that, alone, we would not have noticed. Our unity of thought becomes the pattern for infinite possibilities. ~ ATB 

Monday, August 8, 2011

Sunday, August 7, 2011

The Daily Mandala: August 7, 2011


With a warm and thankful heart, I sense my creative spirit glowing and growing with each new day's experiences. As I open my heart, tuning in to the messages all around me (if I will but see, hear, and feel the vision being shown me), my life becomes a fascinating, magical, whimsical adventure. It is at those times that I love being me. Then, like Peter Pan, I find myself shouting, "I've gotta crow!" ~ ATB
The Daily Mandala: August 7, 2011

Saturday, August 6, 2011

The Daily Mandala: August 6, 2011

 Inch worm...measuring the universe...reminds me that often I must go backward to go forward, reach tentatively yet bravely off the precipice to find the joyful path to swing upon to achieve my goals, my dreams. I may skirt around them, but with patience and persistence I will find the resources, powering up spirit to energize my steps and reach my destination. ~ ATB

The Daily Mandala: August 6, 2011

Friday, August 5, 2011

The Daily Mandala: August 5, 2011

 Out on a limb, out of my comfort zone, I keep on keeping on because of believing in something so strongly. I find myself compelled to take a risk. I may fall flat on my face. I may feel totally out of my element and out of coherence. Yet, I know the pieces will fall into place; and a beautiful pattern will take shape. I'll emerge whole once again. For I know that without risk, there is no faith. ~ ATB
The Daily Mandala: August 5, 2011

Thursday, August 4, 2011

The Daily Mandala: August 4, 2011

 Today I listen from my heart. I'm tuned in, awake, aware. The vibrancy of the life force within energizes and heals any fractures of spirit I may feel. All is well and beautiful with my soul. I discover that I can take this heart-centered awareness and express it out into the world. And, so I do. ~ ATB

The Daily Mandala: August 4, 2011

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

The Daily Mandala: August 3, 2011

 Reflections on the resonance of renewal surprise me with their insistence. Like a song playing constantly in the background of my mind, these insights flicker and then fire up again. "Get on with the show," the song bursts seem to say. "You've found your true colors. Enjoy!" ~ ATB

The Daily Mandala: August 3, 2011

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

The Daily Mandala: August 2, 2011

Grab your party hats, creative spirits! It's time to play! Imagine, dream and scheme! Spend time creating, laughing, loving, being... enjoying all you are meant to be! ~ ATB
The Daily Mandala: August 2, 2011

The Daily Mandala: August 1, 2011

The green grass of home calls me into the woods to fern-lined walking trails and towering trees. Flowers blooming intermittently remind me of peaceful hospitality, the healing power of serenity...grounding me in gratitude for ordinary beauty. ~ ATB
The Daily Mandala: August 1, 2011

The Daily Mandala: July 31, 2011

 Blue lake breezes, festive beaches, footprints in the sand...leave memories of summertime fun. Gathering under shoretown paradise sun,tradition continues...bringing loved ones home. ~ ATB
The Daily Mandala: July 31, 2011

Monday, August 1, 2011

The Daily Mandala: July 30, 2011

 I walk through the door...I feel my heart joy-leap, as I recognize the ties that bind us over time and space. The bond is in the space between us. There is no time in this place. ~ ATB
The Daily Mandala: July 30, 2011