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!

Friday, February 8, 2019

The Daily Mandala: December 30, 2005



My flying carpet life preserver 
carries me like a winged butterfly,
swooping, darting, daring
to fly over fields and flowers
in search of rosy bowers,
enticing me to play
in lovely, mystic harbors.
 ~ ATB ~
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The Daily Mandala: December 30, 2005

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

The Daily Mandala: December 29, 2005



Boldly I stand each day,
affirming the power within me
to confidently go on my  way.
Sometimes the path is quirky,
sometimes it's slightly off key,
but always I see the beauty,  
 of me just being me. 
~ ATB ~ 



The Daily Mandala: December 29, 2005

The Daily Mandala: December 28, 2005





Twilight shapes a pattern
gently on my mind
that causes me to pause,
enveloping my heart
with the calm
 between light and dark.  
~ ATB ~

 

The Daily Mandala: December 28, 2005

The Daily Mandala: December 27, 2005


Supernova dreams surprise.
Their magical disguise
 guides me on this journey
 through the labyrinth of time. 
~ ATB ~


The Daily Mandala: December 27, 2005

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

The Daily Mandala: December 26, 2005



 Day is breaking...
and with the dawn
comes the peace of knowing
that this is a new day,
a new opportunity
to imagine new possibilities.
~ ATB ~

The Daily Mandala: December 26, 2005

The Daily Mandala: December 25, 2005





Heavenly light glows
 on the storms of life.
Our hearts are full
 as we absorb it, allowing 
light and love to expand
ever outward, beaming
 brighter in all directions. 
~ ATB ~

 

The Daily Mandala: December 25, 2005

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

The Daily Mandala: December 24, 2005



 Clover leaf shouts in neon symbolism,
the colors of my life...
the blessings of possibility,
the magical quality
of luminous joy.
~ ATB ~ 
 

The Daily Mandala: December 24, 2005

The Daily Mandala: December 23, 2005





 Moon bridges create soft pathways
 to the heart... centering my soul,
 to follow unhurried,
 the flowing waters below.  
~ATB ~

The Daily Mandala: December 23, 2005

Monday, January 21, 2019

The Daily Mandala: December 22, 2005



 Weaving the sacred path,
listening to rivers blue
and forests green.
Immersing myself in nature's 
simple way of beauty.
Just being.
~ ATB ~






The Daily Mandala: December 22, 2005

The Daily Mandala: December 21, 2005




Eureka! I'm at a crazy crossroads!
All things are possible
in this fluid  watercolor painting
I'm creating. A moveable feast.
A dancing portrait of sun and fun.
Keep on playing!
 Keep on walking, talking, flexing
your wings and flying!
~ ATB ~  
 
The Daily Mandala: December 21, 2005

Sunday, January 13, 2019

The Daily Mandala: December 20, 2005




 Illumine me Holy Spirit,
allowing the weaving of light and life...
bringing the strands together,
creating a network of wisdom
 and beauty, always...  
~ ATB ~


The Daily Mandala: December 20, 2005

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

The Daily Mandala: December 19, 2005




Water color skies surprise...
I love the beauty of this disguise
seen through the lens of my heart,
 reflecting in my eyes.
~ ATB ~


The Daily Mandala: December 19, 2005