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, October 24, 2014

The Daily Mandala: August 31, 2005





 Light trails crisscross the cosmos and find their way zooming through my mind. I'm peering out from center, where they circle and surround me. The influence of the patterns that are written so astounds me, that I discover unbounded openings for the joy of creativity. ~ ATB ~
The Daily Mandala: August 31, 2005

The Daily Mandala: August 30, 2005

 A lattice work of rainbow love is woven magically around my heart. In gratitude I wonder, how these colors found me, and how all this came about. Was it because I was singing? Was it the smile I beamed outside? Was it the hug I gave  a stranger, we both needed deep inside? Perhaps it's all these qualities that wrapped this rainbow gently around me. All I know is, I'll travel lighter on my journey, wrapped in peaceful tranquility. 
~ ATB~


The Daily Mandala: August 30, 2005

The Daily Mandala: August 29, 2005





My imaginary province is provincial in its bearing, most casual, carefree, lighthearted and caring. There is a wisdom in all corners, not an ounce of stately pretense or royalty of nonsense. I love this place of promise, where a star guides the beauty of all its aspects...expansive, open, free... dreaming of possibility. ~ ATB


The Daily Mandala: August 29, 2005

The Daily Mandala: August 28, 2005



 'Sunshine on my shoulder makes me happy,' 
croons the songwriter. 
'Sunshine in my eyes can make me cry.'
 Sunshine glows at the center of my being 
when I remember the joy of heart wings
 that caress me and make me want to fly.
 ~ ATB ~
(Inspired by John Denver and Henry Reed)
The Daily Mandala: August 28, 2005

The Daily Mandala: August 27, 2005




Sunshine flickers through the garden breeze today. I relax into my tree-shaded glen, walking barefoot through the emerald grasses that tickle my feet. My heart rejoices in the lilac shadows of blossoms that bless my nose with their sweet fragrance. I continue on my pathway, knowing this healing moment is a place I can return to anytime I wish.
 ~ ATB ~

Sunday, October 12, 2014

The Daily Mandala: August 26, 2005



My gentle garden summer encircles my heart with lavender lace...with grace...with blueberry song...with raspberry wine...making all things beautiful in its time. ~ ATB



The Daily Mandala: August 26, 2005

The Daily Mandala: August 25, 2005


Feeling miffed, a wee bit prickly...
and a whole lot snarly? Zeroing in on center, 
find the source that radiates the love to forgive,
 to quiet your jangled nerves, to allow peace 
to flow from the inside out to all you meet. ~ ATB

The Daily Mandala: August 25, 2005