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, June 4, 2017

The Daily Mandala: November 20, 2005





Star Garden:
  Solar dancing stars and suns speeding 
light and love illuminating
earthbound resonating
singing, singing, singing
wholly, holy living,
being beautiful 
dreaming...
PEACE.
~ ATB ~ 
The Daily Mandala: November 20, 2005

Friday, June 2, 2017

The Daily Mandala: November 19, 2005



 X marks the spot 
where I center my anxieties,
weaving through the tangled daily web
of technicolor mazes...finding there
the grounding, the anchor,
my mooring. ~ ATB ~

 


The Daily Mandala: November 19, 2005

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

The Daily Mandala: November 17, 2005

The Daily Mandala: November 17, 2005


 Garden labyrinth: This space 
 reverberates steps upon steps,
 a kaleidoscope of energy,
cascading a flowering vision
 of dreams. ~ ATB ~

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

The Daily Mandala: November 16, 2005


In the eye of the storm outside my window,
 I see the heart of the looming crisis,
the ominous specter raging wild. 
Yet within this heart exists a perfect core.
Amidst the fear of deluge, I sense there is a place of calm, a lagoon of pure hope and possibility. ~ ATB ~
The Daily Mandala: November 16, 2005

Friday, March 31, 2017

The Daily Mandala: November 15, 2005


 Sunlight filters through my dreams, 
gently revealing intuitive pathways 
for waking hours. ~ ATB ~
 

The Daily Mandala: November 15, 2005

Sunday, March 26, 2017

The Daily Mandala: November 14, 2005

In the Province of Possibilities
 I delight in a magical, quirky world.
 Imagination is key to revealing
 a sky and sea of creativity. 
I wade in, stepping further and further
from shore. I gaze up at the sky, 
blue above me. Letting go: I splash, 
I frolic, I play. Joyful... I feel
my heart open to see.
~ ATB ~




The Daily Mandala: November 14, 2005

Thursday, January 26, 2017

The Daily Mandala: November 13, 2005




Boldly, I go. Clearly, I see.
Steadfast are the ties that bind me
 to all I believe. 
Divine order defines my world. 
My heart is set free. 
All is well. 
~ ATB ~ 
The Daily Mandala: November 13, 2005

Friday, January 20, 2017

The Daily Mandala: November 12, 2005




Healing Pathways...
I wander along the pathways in my healing garden, exploring the interconnections like arteries 0f my soul. Whichever path I take, whichever direction I walk... is always the beautiful path for me. My spirit rejoices in the wonder of new discoveries waiting around the bend. A pattern emerges in my heart. I smile as I see the picture being painted... perfect and unique to me.  ~ ATB ~
The Daily Mandala: November 12, 2005

The Daily Mandala: November 11, 2005

A sense of anger and agitation begins this inauguration. I could go in many directions. I choose, though, to channel my primary colors. I choose to hold steadfast -- to be me, to be free, to make a difference. ~ATB~


The Daily Mandala: November 11, 2005

Thursday, January 19, 2017

The Daily Mandala: November 10, 2005



Flying boldly, wildly, headlong into the future I travel. It's going to be an adventure beyond description. May I fly with dignity, clarity and aplomb...all the while being true to myself, my soul, my life's work. ~ATB~

The Daily Mandala: November 10, 2005


Wednesday, January 4, 2017

The Daily Mandala: November 9, 2005



 Feeling functional...
 It's good to contemplate,to be aware each morning when you wake up that you wake as a  functional being. You are appreciating being alive, still useful, capable of performing -- aware of being operational, serviceable and still working. Yes, it's good to pay attention for a moment. It's good to take inventory: being grateful for being still functional, still aware, still believing in life's meaning and purpose. ~ ATB ~

The Daily Mandala: November 9, 2005

The Daily Mandala: November 8, 2005



 
Dancing trees follow me walking. 
I'm listening... seven sisters
whispering...  creative spirit 
intrigues me... I hear the memories,
 the  music  of the spheres. 
All is well.
~ ATB ~

 
The Daily Mandala: November 8, 2005

Monday, January 2, 2017

The Daily Mandala: November 7, 2005



 Life sometimes feels 
like a blurry Ferris wheel ...
 spinning, whirling, streaming 
round and round, upside down,
chaotic colors reeling on
wild, fluorescent breezes.
Hang on to the rail.
Trust... that a clear view
 will soon prevail.
 ~ ATB ~

The Daily Mandala: November 7, 2005

Sunday, January 1, 2017

The Daily Mandala: November 6, 2005


Today a new focus:
Squaring the circle
and healing
the heart.
~ ATB ~
The Daily Mandala: November 6, 2005