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!

Saturday, March 31, 2012

The Daily Mandala: February 3, 2005


It's all in the game. 
With concerted effort, and powerful persistence,  the team and the dream will gain enough force to play ball. There's only one outcome...to hit it out of the park.
 ~ ATB ~
The Daily Mandala: February 3, 2005

Friday, March 30, 2012

The Daily Mandala: February 2, 2005

 I fly the colors and steer my ship on an amazing journey across an unknown sea...where I SEE the essence of me. I rediscover the power of me being me. When the winds of action subside, settling me into the doldrums, it is then that the power of patience prevails, and reveals that I've been on course all along. I arrive...on time, in port... where my soul intended to be.  ~ ATB
The Daily Mandala: February 2, 2005

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

The Daily Mandala: February 1, 2005

 My dreams dance above a matrix of plaid... the joyful, golden threads coming to life, showing me the way...to spin back together again, into colorful, comfortable  harmony. ~ ATB
The Daily Mandala: February 1, 2005

Sunday, March 25, 2012

The Daily Mandala: January 31, 2005

In the shadow of the hidden moon circle lies the key to my well being. For it is in the shadow that I find solace and comfort. And there is the respite for the daylight bright journey home. ~ ATB

The Daily Mandala: January 31, 2005

The Daily Mandala: January 30, 2004

I can still catch a glimpse of the faint outline of my dreams. The path is there. It may seem obscure, as I learn to heal. I know that, if I keep on keeping on...pushing patiently through the fragrant forest that blooms before me... I'll once again see the beauty that illumined the way long ago.  ~ATB

The Daily Mandala: January 30, 2004

Friday, March 23, 2012

The Daily Mandala: January 29, 2005


 Pastel magic piques my curiosity, my creativity. I love to explore where the brush goes, where the words flow, where the colors lead me. It's a marvelous journey, discovering the beauty, transforming the heart of me. ~ ATB

The Daily Mandala: January 29, 2005

Thursday, March 22, 2012

The Daily Mandala: January 28, 2005

 The dark beauty of  twilight after a rainstorm infuses a fresh air of possibilities into my awareness. Indigo power of sundown paints a wondrous skylight pattern. I revel in this wonder. Hope is renewed as the rain-washed landscape settles into a peaceful dream. ~ ATB

The Daily Mandala: January 28, 2005

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

The Daily Mandala: January 27, 2005

 The gentleness and warmth of an early spring day transports my heart to a tranquil realm where healing love transmutes, revealing long ago dreams. In anticipation, I allow this place of vulnerability to be; and thus softened, my open heart reaches, as a tender new leaf toward the light. ~ ATB
The Daily Mandala: January 27, 2005

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

The Daily Mandala: January 26, 2005


Listening over the wires, connecting souls within the wild blossoming flower of my heart. I love the action going on center stage. The team is tuning up for a fantastic jamboree, ready to sing out in jubilee. ~ ATB
The Daily Mandala: January 26, 2005

Monday, March 19, 2012

The Daily Mandala: January 25, 2005

 Missed connections complete in ways I may not understand until I can see the big picture. Meanwhile, I choose to trust that all is in divine order and that all is well. ~ATB

The Daily Mandala: January 25, 2005

Friday, March 16, 2012

The Daily Mandala: January 24, 2005


 Cross purposes offer an opportunity to turn into cross roads of possibility, leaving the pathways open for adventure and exploration. In balance and simplicity, no matter which direction I take, life comes full circle and I find joy in each stepping stone on the journey. ~ ATB
The Daily Mandala: January 24, 2005

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

The Daily Mandala: January 21, 2005

  Creative Spirits gather around the table, sharing their light with others who seek more light. With the expression of their hearts, the expanding heart light creates more light in more hearts. The hospitality...the beauty of  welcoming love and joy...radiates a wellspring of healing that  travels with each heart on the journey home. ~ ATB
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The Daily Mandala: January 21, 2005

Monday, March 12, 2012

The Daily Mandala: January 20, 2005



 Off on a safari of the soul, I feel the anticipation of adventure dancing in my heart. The warmth of the luminous sun inspires the strength and courage I need to come out of the shadows and seek the light...to play, to laugh, to bask in the joy-filled moment.  ~ ATB




The Daily Mandala: January 20, 2005

Sunday, March 11, 2012

The Daily Mandala: January 19, 2005




Marking center square, the light of liberty gleams...a beacon in all directions. I hear the hymn. Its song rings down the generations, always a reminder that freedom means shining all our points of light together. ~ ATB






The Daily Mandala: January 19, 2005

Thursday, March 8, 2012

The Daily Mandala: January 18, 2005


 Comfort weaves a glow of hospitality I see as I look through the open window. Framed by candlelight, the respite is welcome, and appreciated before I move on. ~ ATB

The Daily Mandala: January 18, 2005

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

The Daily Mandala: January 16, 2005

Life's a beach, when I kick off my shoes and stick my toes into the ocean of my dreams. ~ ATB
The Daily Mandala: January 16, 2005

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Friday, March 2, 2012

The Daily Mandala: January 14, 2005


 I'm feeling comfortable in my personal realm of creativity, and artistic endeavor. I love to express this aspect of me. It powers up my heart to sing my song -- inviting the world to sit down at the table for a moment, share their passions, and pass this beautiful bond of peace along. ~ ATB 
The Daily Mandala: January 14, 2005