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, September 18, 2014

The Daily Mandala: August 18, 2005

Creative Spirit 7
launches its hold on my heart.
Layer upon layer of windows 
look down into the interior
of my heart and my soul.
I see splendid suns.
Awesome vistas enthrall me.
Bright roads beckon.
I'm going home.
~ ATB ~

The Daily Mandala: August 18, 2005

The Daily Mandala: August 17, 2005

 Rainbow ice shivers and shimmers on a cold summer breeze, refreshing my face, as I turn toward the wind. My hand reaches for a spoonful of fruity sorbet. Its raspberry fragrance kisses my tongue with cooling delight. Lime in my tea sends my spirit soaring. With each sip, I relax in the pleasure of quiet reverie, observing the beauty around me.  ~ ATB ~

The Daily Mandala: August 17, 2005

The Daily Mandala: August 16, 2005

I have promises to keep
where the roads meet
squarely at the center 
of my soul.
Each pathway leads there,
from where I must share 
the beauty, 
the possibilities,
the goal. 
~ ATB ~

The Daily Mandala: August 15, 2005

Summertime miasma... 
in my heart's prism
radiates a plasma of 
possibilities...pinpoints of
light streaming potential
patterns of visibility, 
 if only I could read 
this solar flare that fires up
 within me. 
~ATB ~

The Daily Mandala: August 15, 2005

Monday, August 25, 2014

The Daily Mandala: August 14, 2005

Dance forever and a day to the tune your heart sings. 
Energize the music spinning from the skies.
Red, Yellow, Blue, Green boldly go circling, squaring
 through the vivid life they bring. 
Wildly hold the vision. Go out to play.
Direct the dancing dream.
~ ATB ~
The Daily Mandala: August 14, 2005

Friday, August 22, 2014

The Daily Mandala: August 13, 2005

 Surging waters bubbling rainbows,
illuminate my creative spirit.
 Sparkling streams of divine insight flow effortlessly, 
boundlessly, beautifully. 
~ ATB ~
The Daily Mandala: August 13, 2005

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