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.


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 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!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

The Daily Mandala: August 12, 2005

 Feeling squirrely, squiggily, life on the edge.The fringe always beckons. But life on the fringe of existence is a delicate balance. Somewhere, somehow, sometime...a person must travel the high wired path to the center and back, looking up, looking down, unafraid and trusting.
~ ATB ~
The Daily Mandala: August 12, 2005

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

The Daily Mandala: August 11, 2005

 What's wrong with this picture?
I discover a piece of me missing.
How could I allow that to happen?
How can I retrieve that part of me?
I need to do that; I need to know.
Someone, please help me. 
How else may I grow?
~ ATB ~

The Daily Mandala: August 11, 2005

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The Daily Mandala: August 10, 2005

When I look at the layers of my life, 
I see how the pattern fits perfectly.
The colors, the design, the soul intention,
become all things beautiful. 
A flower flourishes in my heart, 
its petals lovingly created and painted
by the artist who resides within.
~ ATB ~

The Daily Mandala: August 10, 2005

Monday, August 18, 2014

The Daily Mandala: August 9, 2005

Dream art 
sculpts my shadow self,
flowing shielded lines
buttressing my heart,
uncurling its folded face,
opening its button-down jacket
to love once more.

The Daily Mandala: August 9, 2005

Friday, August 15, 2014

The Daily Mandala: August 8, 2005

 Grecian gardens growing vintage vines,
 gloriously winding vineyard wines,
celebrate our invincible summertimes.
~ ATB ~

The Daily Mandala: August 8, 2005

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Saturday, May 3, 2014

The Daily Mandala: August 6, 2005

Fiesta siesta celebrates the magic of our dreams, the power of color to heal, the flowering of creative spirit, the dance down the path of discovery, the circle of life expanding within and without, above and below. ~ ATB

the Daily Mandala: August 6, 2005