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, January 31, 2012

The Daily Mandala: December 12, 2004



 Opening to purpose floods my being with dancing colors singing grace. In  joyful harmony, I move to the sound of this beautiful music. ~ ATB
The Daily Mandala: December 12, 2004

Monday, January 30, 2012

The Daily Mandala: December 11, 2004



 When I think of goals and dreams in all areas of my life, I see a bold design, creatively aligned with my  heart's desire. I move confidently forward, feeling the power of God's unconditional love and support.
~ ATB ~
The Daily Mandala: December 11, 2004

Sunday, January 29, 2012

The Daily Mandala: December 10, 2004


 Soul energy pulsating, signals gratitude in my heart for the challenges life brings, tuning me into the messages I must hear. ~ ATB
The Daily Mandala: December 10, 2004

Saturday, January 28, 2012

The Daily Mandala: December 9, 2004


 There's a moment of truth when you look down from the skies, as an eagle flies, and your landing pad comes into view. I like that feeling. ~ ATB ~
The Daily Mandala: December 9, 2004

Friday, January 27, 2012

The Daily Mandala: December 8, 2004


 Cutting to the core of things is the breakthrough I'm seeking. It's there, front and center, when I draw my attention to it. Receding  distractions bring into view my intention, compelling me, then, to begin taking action. ~ ATB ~
The Daily Mandala: December 8, 2004

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

The Daily Mandala: December 5, 2004


 All systems are going beautifully. I'm energized, bursting with bold creativity, immersing my paintbrush in illuminated colors that splash over my canvas in circles of infinity. ~ ATB ~
The Daily Mandala: December 5, 2004

Monday, January 23, 2012

The Daily Mandala: December 4, 2004


 A new vision fans the flames of my dreams. Focusing with new eyes, the target becomes bold, clear, brightly illumined. I have only to dive,  now, into the light. ~ ATB   



The Daily Mandala: December 4, 2004

Sunday, January 22, 2012

The Daily Mandala: December 3, 2004



 The light of the cross,
the way of the cross...
brings hope for tomorrow 
in the beauty of today.
~ ATB ~
The Daily Mandala: December 3, 2004

Saturday, January 21, 2012

The Daily Mandala: December 2, 2004


 Blazing truths exist that become the catalyst for brilliant change in me. Once I see...these seeds begin to grow in places all around me -- that I'd not expected -- surprising me with the absoluteness of their  bounty. ~ ATB 
The Daily Mandala: December 2, 2004

Friday, January 20, 2012

The Daily Mandala: December 1, 2004

 Little bolts of insight appear on the periphery of my mind, or in a dream. With patience, I learn to pay attention to these flashes of light,
and make note of them. As I follow my path and purpose in life, they become welcome stepping stones, guiding hands, and  signposts along the way. ~ ATB  ~



The Daily Mandala: December 1, 2004

Thursday, January 19, 2012

The Daily Mandala: November 30, 2004



From the depth of my being,
from the core of my soul,
I'm aligned with my creator...
expressing the lightness,
the beauty, the oneness 
that springs from the lattice 
of love in my heart. ~ ATB
The Daily Mandala: November 30, 2004

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

The Daily Mandala: November 29, 2004



 Cross purposes become crossroads when I stand tall, within the intersection of my soul. In gratitude for the challenges that life offers me, I fly my kite of plans and dreams. Hanging on tightly, I send it aloft where divine winds swirl, buffeting me. Tethered always to my ideal...patiently guiding...I discover I'm gliding toward the me I need to be. ~ ATB
The Daily Mandala: November 29, 2004

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

The Daily Mandala: November 28, 2004



 From the perspective of a luminous flower, the view enchants, brings a single focus of hope, of power, as I dance upon rivers of dreams...welcoming the journey and the light that it brings. ~ ATB
The Daily Mandala: November 28, 2004

Monday, January 16, 2012

The Daily Mandala: November 27, 2004


 Power doodle: Creating the game board of my life becomes an exercise in truly squaring the circle, boldly outlining the boundaries, protecting the heart of the design from the barrage of negative forces. The beauty of the inward journey remains the constant theme. ~ATB
The Daily Mandala: November 27, 2004

Sunday, January 15, 2012

The Daily Mandala: November 26, 2004


 Windmills of My Mind:
Powering up each morning, whirling in the beautiful sunlight of  gratitude, my heart spins out its own sweet song. ~ ATB 
The Daily Mandala: November 26, 2004

Saturday, January 14, 2012

The Daily Mandala: November 25, 2004


 I  love envisioning my dreams...in technicolor. Sometime I think in pink, magenta and violet. I feel my heart opening to its inner wisdom and creativity; and my soul sings in grace and harmony. ~ ATB
The Daily Mandala: November 25, 2004

Friday, January 13, 2012

The Daily Mandala: November 24, 2004



I love quirky creativity. It's fun to imagine things a little bit askew. Being in a playful attitude lightens up my day, brightens up my view. ~ATB
The Daily Mandala: November 24, 2004

Thursday, January 12, 2012

The Daily Mandala: November 23, 2004



 Primary Colors: 
Simply getting back to the basics is always right. Even if I feel a bit out of focus, I know things will clear, if I wait patiently. It's comforting to know that my true colors are always there guiding me.  ~ ATB

The Daily Mandala: November 23, 2004

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

The Daily Mandala: November 22, 2004



A bold, blue doorway opens when I seek to be the truest me I can be. The healing rays calm my heart. The light of stars reflects the searching of my soul back to me, renewing me, and bringing me peace. ~ ATB
The Daily Mandala: November 22, 2004

Monday, January 9, 2012

The Daily Mandala: November 21, 2004



 Whirling Garden
takes me aloft on winged dreams. 
There I'll nestle in groves of 
pleasant trees and purple breeze...
floating tranquilly over aqua seas.  
~ ATB ~ 
The Daily Mandala: November 21, 2004

Sunday, January 8, 2012

The Daily Mandala: November 20, 2004


 My garden glows, grows...
rows on rows of rose on rose. 
~ ATB ~

The Daily Mandala: November 20, 2004

Saturday, January 7, 2012

The Daily Mandala: November 19, 2004


I'll get it...sooner or later...I'll see the light, the focus, the sun. The wheels are turning; the insights are coming. They're so bright, they take me by surprise. I have a feeling that's so colorful, it's fun. ~ ATB

The Daily Mandala: November 19, 2004

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

The Daily Mandala: November 18, 2004




 Perplexity finds me wondering, wandering 'round and 'round, feeling at cross purposes at times, yet sensing the divine within and without. Opening my eyes, bright, I SEE the path illumined in creative, healing colors that pull me inward. I take in the beauty; and I speak its language. ~ ATB

The Daily Mandala: November 18, 2004