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!

Sunday, December 23, 2012

The Daily Mandala: June 4, 2005


Doodling around with the creative spirit brings a smile to my face, as I realize the quiet pattern beneath the pen is waiting patiently to be revealed. ~ ATB
The Daily Mandala: June 4, 2005

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

The Daily Mandala: June 3, 2005

The Fruit of the Spirit evolving me...
 to be all that I can be...
 to be true to the Heart of me.
~ATB ~


The Daily Mandala: June 3, 2005

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

The Daily Mandala: June 2, 2005


Hope lines the places that seem like road blocks on this journey to unity. While there may appear to be struggle, the entire pattern has yet to be revealed. My heart knows that peace resides in the center of all things. I trust the design, because I trust the creator. In patience, I keep moving. Yes, it's going to be a beautiful new day. ~ ATB

The Daily Mandala: June 2, 2005

Monday, December 10, 2012

The Daily Mandala: June 1, 2005





 The Power of Light brings the Light of Power to open our Hearts, allowing compassion to flower. Love. May it be so in this critical hour. ~ ATB 
 
The Daily Mandala: June 1, 2005

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

The Daily Mandala: May 31, 2005





The signature of my heart is stamped upon all that I do, all that I create, all that I feel and express out into the world. I carry this little heart in my pocket, wherever I go. This heart of my creative spirit daily reminds me of all things beautiful, possible and dreamable.   ~ ATB
The Daily Mandala: May 31, 2005

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Monday, December 3, 2012

The Daily Mandala: May 29, 2005


 Radiance streams from within the prism of a starry night that glows flowing with the rising rainbow sun. The power of light breaks hearts of glass into transforming aspects of colorful possibilities that sparkle and shimmer in exquisite beauty. ~  ATB
The Daily Mandala: May 29, 2005

Saturday, December 1, 2012

The Daily Mandala: May 28, 2005



This is a day of new beginnings, a day for adventures to contemplate, for new horizons to wrap heart and mind around. I wait patiently within this circle I'm in. I envision the action steps I can take for mapping out this beautiful journey. ~ ATB
The Daily Mandala: May 28, 2005

Thursday, November 29, 2012

The Daily Mandala: May 27, 2005


 Ready to spin, I pinwheel out to the farthest reaches of my mind, to a brilliant blend of focused whimsy and playful concentration. I discover I can create a magical blend that empowers me to accomplish all that I desire. ~ ATB
The Daily Mandala: May 27, 2005

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

The Daily Mandala: May 26, 2005

 Doodling round the merry-go-round of light and bright circles and shapes and lines and squares of happy-go-lucky faces...laughing, I go dancing, skipping, hop-scotching...loving this labyrinth of mine. ~ATB


The Daily Mandala: May 26, 2005

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

The Daily Mandala: May 25, 2005

Garden Party: 
A growth spurt happens when I least expect it. I love it when I come under the influence of a burst of creativity, when all things seem possible. Then, I can see the garden... envisioning the plantings, the growing, and the beautiful design. ~ ATB

The Daily Mandala: May 25, 2005

Sunday, November 25, 2012

The Daily Mandala: May 24, 2005


 Echoes of  heavenly blessings:
Colors of sound and light sing hymns of power and beauty. In awe, I listen... I look... I wonder. I move to the tune, pulled in to the joy of my being. From there, I soar into flight. ~ ATB
The Daily Mandala: May 24, 2005

Monday, November 19, 2012

The Daily Mandala: May 23, 2005


 Healing ripples echo from the passionate, creative source within. Hearing the colors, seeing the sound...the music swirls around me. Like a spinning top, life whirls, yet moves along the steady ground beneath me. I return often to that expressive heart that dances beauty 'round eternity. ~ ATB
The Daily Mandala: May 23, 2005

Saturday, November 17, 2012

The Daily Mandala: May 22, 2005


 Traveling the crooked road, wearing a crooked smile, looping 'round the bend, I keep on mile after mile. Always, the cross is in the center. I know I'm never alone. I might be pushed and prodded - by life, by folks at work or home. But, my heart is forever grateful...rejoicing and singing praises for the beautiful souls I've known. ~ ATB
 
The Daily Mandala: May 22, 2005

Friday, November 16, 2012

The Daily Mandala: May 21, 2005


 Peacefully free to be me, I draw the light pattern upon the pathways of my heart, following that light, tracing the journey that is uniquely me. ~ ATB
The Daily Mandala: May 21, 2005

Sunday, November 11, 2012

The Daily Mandala: May 20, 2005

Life is beautiful. Boldly creating, splashing the canvas, paint dripping, colors running...my picture seemingly chaotic, glows with its central theme of radiance...capturing the light of joy, the art of serendipity. ~ ATB 


The Daily Mandala: May 20, 2005

Thursday, November 8, 2012

The Daily Mandala: May 19, 2005


 All roads lead home, especially when they crisscross and gather in your heart. ~ ATB

The Daily Mandala: May 19, 2005

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

The Daily Mandala: May 18, 2005





 My world sometimes, though smiling brightly in the background, appears to be askew when I view it in the mirror. Do others see this quirky side of me? Oh, well. I realize life's not perfect; and I laugh at the image...all the while trusting in the fun, the adventure that is sure to follow. ~ ATB 

The Daily Mandala: May 18, 2005

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

The Daily Mandala: May 17, 2005



When the runways on the landing strip appear fuzzy below me, I turn my attention to the brilliant points of light that await, brightly shining in the distance. I see from afar the beautiful mosaic that is my life. I rest in the thought that all is well, and will be, in its time. ~ ATB
The Daily Mandala: May 17, 2005

Friday, October 26, 2012

The Daily Mandala: May 16, 2005



Go tell it on the mountain...
Speak your truth from the light of your heart. Be strong; be of good courage. Stand tall, reaching outward with the voice of hope and wings of love. ~ ATB
The Daily Mandala: May 16, 2005

Thursday, October 25, 2012

The Daily Mandala: May 15, 2005



 Bright and beautiful are my days, when I sing in playful praise...the sunshine, the glory, the amazing story my life strews before me. I see the laughter, the joy. I hear the music.  I welcome the wonder; and I wonder...at me welcoming this colorful new me! ~ ATB 
The Daily Mandala: May 15, 2005

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

The Daily Mandala: May 14, 2005


 My heart forms a smile when reflecting my face, as I magically watch the clouds erase and the sky lighting up in this beautiful place. ~ ATB
The Daily Mandala: May 14, 2005

Sunday, October 14, 2012

The Daily Mandala: May 13, 2005





 I get the picture. I've been here before. Yes, this deja vu moment seems so familiar. Yes, I see the arrows; I see the target, the flight paths. This time, I feel the gathering momentum...there's no turning back. Yes, this time, I zero in; I let them fly. ~ ATB



The Daily Mandala: May 13, 2005

Monday, October 8, 2012

The Daily Mandala: May 12, 2005

 Strolling through the land that time forgot...I'm scrolling down the letter-writing curlicues, the news, the winding lanes of photo-snapping, freeze-framing memories. Memories and dreams. Their power fascinates, liberates, and moves me past robotic states. I pause in wonder...of the past, the future...to enjoy each moment now. ~  ATB

The Daily Mandala: May 12, 2005

Saturday, October 6, 2012

The Daily Mandala: May 11, 2005


Reservoir of  love mirrors back to me the powerful harmony of  thanks-giving, the ever present beauty of nature's nurturing heart. ~ ATB
The Daily Mandala: May 11, 2005

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

The Daily Mandala: May 10, 2005



 Star Power:  When I follow the star --  when I follow my heart -- I discover that my star power is my heart power. The power in my heart is magnificent, magical, mystic. I have within me, all things beautiful, all things complete and whole. I live my life wrapped in this mystery. Each day is a new picture in my kaleidoscope of dreams. ~ ATB
The Daily Mandala: May 10, 2005

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

The Daily Mandala: May 9, 2005



 A bright creativity stares out at me from my simple placid days. I want to draw it to me, somehow to let it free. I like this playful vision that I see. Having fun releases pent up energy.  Orange bursts juicily, joyously me. ~ ATB
The Daily Mandala: May 9, 2005

Monday, October 1, 2012

The Daily Mandala: May 8, 2005


Color me resilient:
Fluidity and flexibility of heart,
vibrancy and intensity of soul,
resonance of wisdom in my walk. In grace all is well...
all is whole. ~ ATB


The Daily Mandala: May 8, 2005

Sunday, September 30, 2012

The Daily Mandala: May 7, 2005



 Fancy free, you and me. Delightfully breezy, dreaming up memories, sharing sweet stories. Life is a playground of friendship and laughter, where joy's at the heart, and love is the answer. ~ ATB 
The Daily Mandala: May 7, 2005

Saturday, September 29, 2012

The Daily Mandala: May 6, 2005



Follow the river, a dream to deliver, to me as I ponder the colors of me. Who am I this morning? What was that night vision? How may I call it back to my heart? Follow the colors, the threads of my being...seeing the pattern, the lines in the drawing, finding my story and tracing it home. ~ ATB
The Daily Mandala: May 6, 2005

Sunday, September 23, 2012

The Daily Mandala: Cinco de Mayo, 2005


Seasons come and go. It's the natural way of things. The seasons of my life are destined to flow, naturally. When I surrender to the healing grace within, the creative spirit expresses joyfully outward. It is then, that I may make a difference in the natural way of things. ~ ATB
The Daily Mandala: Cinco de Mayo, 2005

Saturday, September 22, 2012

The Daily Mandala: May 4, 2005


 There is boldness in the blueprint, in the pattern, in the dream sketch. When I paint in boldness of color... finding my true colors in my paintbox... I feel the power that is present in me being the blueprint of me. ~ ATB
The Daily Mandala: May 4, 2005

Friday, September 21, 2012

Thursday, September 20, 2012

The Daily Mandala: May 2, 2005


 In my morning contemplation, I discover myself  in the middle of  a cross...a crossroads...centered within it, this sphere... gazing out in all directions, comforted in joy, in light,  grace and radiance of peace. ~ ATB
The Daily Mandala: May 2, 2005

Sunday, September 16, 2012

The Daily Mandala: May Day, 2005



May Day 2005
My healing garden is an oasis, a place in my heart where I may find solace. Whenever I find life's challenges rising to overwhelm me, I go to the garden. When I feel like a lost sailor at sea, ready to holler May Day, I turn myself around, and rather than sinking, I reach for the life saver that reminds me May Day is the joyful day of renewal and creativity. I pull myself back into the boat; and I turn the ship's wheel toward my lovely oasis. It's All Things Beautiful, and will be there, always. ~ ATB


The Daily Mandala: May Day, 2005

Saturday, September 15, 2012

The Daily Mandala: April 30, 2005


 In my healing garden dream, someone gives me beautiful plants to create there a magical realm for the heart. Sunlight glistens on rainbow spirals of  energizing hospitality, and we drink from the cup of serenity. Together, in this place, we nurture and express our blossoming  creativity. ~ATB
The Daily Mandala: April 30, 2005

Thursday, September 13, 2012

The Daily Mandala: April 29, 2005



 I'm a square in a circle...a peg in  a hole. This feels homey and comfortable; I feel the balancing act transpiring within my soul.  ~ ATB

The Daily Mandala: April 29, 2005

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

The Daily Mandala: April 28, 2005


Asymmetrical dreams make me smile with their serendipity, their warm fuzziness, their fun-loving schemes. I dream, I laugh, I hug life, and I love my beautiful playground.  ~ATB
The Daily Mandala: April 28, 2005

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

The Daily Mandala: April 27, 2005


The murmur of a dove's song rises in my heart from distant memories of  long ago days and future flights...a fantasia of  illumined delights. ~ ATB

The Daily Mandala: April 27, 2005

Monday, September 10, 2012

The Daily Mandala: April 26, 2005


 Simply blue, my heart sings true...a melody of circumstance. Seeking true direction, gathering in the waters, flowing healing fountains, pouring forth in pools of inspiration.  ~ ATB

The Daily Mandala: April 26, 2005

Saturday, September 8, 2012

The Daily Mandala: April 25, 2005



All things bright and beautiful 
wing into my life 
on a rainbow of dreams. 
Windmills, Ferriswheels, pinwheels... 
whirling hearts harmonize, energize...
   sing me to my soul's desire. ~ATB

 The Daily Mandala: April 25, 2005

Sunday, September 2, 2012

The Daily Mandala: April 24, 2005l


 Through the rainbow,
all things are beautiful. 
Life is a holiday of joy. 
 All things are possible...dreamable.
 All things point to the light.
All is well in its brilliance. ~ ATB 
The Daily Mandala: April 24, 2005l

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

The Daily Mandala: April 23, 2005


An image of Magellan comes to mind, exploring the unknown seas. I, too, must follow my quest...to chart new territories, build new dreams, forge new pathways  of peace and tranquility across the byways and turbulent seas of my heart. ~ ATB
The Daily Mandala: April 23, 2005

Monday, August 27, 2012

The Daily Mandala: April 22, 2005


 Bold, beautiful, blue indigo light infuses me with hope, surrounding me with radiant peace. ~ ATB

The Daily Mandala: April 22, 2005

Sunday, August 26, 2012

The Daily Mandala: April 21, 2005



Gentle rains upon my  soul,
 healing waters to my heart,
sprinkle down with lovely insights,
spin-washing my dreams,
transforming a desert 
with life-giving art.
 ~ ATB ~
The Daily Mandala: April 21, 2005

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

The Daily Mandala: April 20, 2005


 I love the center of my healing garden...where I feel the warmth and light of love enveloping me. I love the creativity inspired in me by being here...living in the light of Spirit. I love the beautiful insights that come into my heart, when I take a moment to listen. I love the gentle nudges from the wisdom within. I love to bask in the glow of this infinite heartlight. ~ ATB
The Daily Mandala: April 20, 2005

Saturday, August 18, 2012

The Daily Mandala: April 19, 2005


 Fun! 
I feel surrounded by a gazillion angels in the outfield, all smiling jauntily at me, cheering playfully: "Build it," they insist, "they will come!" ~ATB 
The Daily Mandala: April 19, 2005

Friday, August 17, 2012

The Daily Mandala: April 18, 2005



 Like a galaxy of stars bursting into my sensitive spirit, I feel sensational  reeling colors spinning pinwheels of light, love, and joy...warming my heart with eternally effervescent gratitude for this wonderful life of mine. ~ ATB
The Daily Mandala: April 18, 2005

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

The Daily Mandala: April 17, 2005


I see you...you see me...
you see the me
 that I want to be. 
I am you...you are me...
seeing the me I intend to be.
Now, I SEE that me.
Thank you.


The Daily Mandala: April 17, 2005