Outside the Window, photography by Mary Dinneen.

What’s Outside Your Window?

Sit, Acrylic on Wood, 12 x 12 inches, copyright 2015 Mary Gravelle.

Sit, Acrylic on Wood, 12 x 12 inches, copyright 2015 Mary Gravelle.

Outside My Window

What does the view look like outside your window? I just finished a painting of a scene I have been enjoying for the entire summer. Gazing at it has brought me a tremendous amount of pleasure.

Outside Someone Else’s Window

I received a photograph from one of the subscribers to my newsletter, Wisdom & Art Inspirations. You can subscribe via the form in the sidebar. Anyhoo, the photograph was one of a view outside her window while she was reading my newsletter.

Outside the Window, photography by Mary Dinneen.

Outside the Window, photography by Mary Dinneen.

These two events this week, painting the scene I can see outside my window and receiving a photograph of a view outside someone else’s window has me thinking and considering what messages this could have for me and you.

What Does it Mean?

The Window as a whole could have references to barriers and blocks. It could also signify clarity and the ability to see what’s out there. What about being on either side of the window? If you are inside, you are looking out. If you are outside, you are either looking inward or you are simply immersed in the scene with no barriers.

The Window frame could be our way of framing ideas, thoughts, and the world around us. It could be the container that holds our vision, our eye glasses. It could also signify how we contain, or hold ourselves within a certain parameter of vision or experiences.

Scene outside my window photo by Mary Rae Rush

Scene outside my window. Photo by Mary Rae Rush

Inside and Outside of the Window

With the scene outside my window, I enjoy it from both inside looking out and being outside, in it. This feels like I have the best of both worlds. I can admire it from afar. I can also partake of its essence by getting beyond the window and out into the scene itself.

Are you following me here?

What’s Outside of Your Window?

So, do you have a favorite window that you can look out and enjoy a particular scene? Or do you dislike what you see outside your window? What could this imply? Are your windows dirty or clean? Can you see clearly? How can you use the window as metaphor for your life or some aspect of it?

If you want, send me your photos of your window view. I’d love to see what you are looking at from within your home. As I write this, it sounds so intimate, doesn’t it? Our homes are the safe zone. It’s where we feel at ease and can be ourselves.

Think about where you live. Does it feed your spirit? Does it comfort you? Does it let you relax?

Consider the term, “The eyes are the windows to the soul.” Perhaps, then, we can say,  “Windows are the eyes to our home.”

Does any of this make sense to you? Have my words inspired or made you think about your life differently? Let me hear from you. Write a comment below.

“The eyes are the windows to the soul.”

“Windows are the eyes to our home.”

What’s Your Intention?

If you are doing Igniting work, what is your current intention statement? How could the window metaphor help your process or your intention?

Until next time,

Ignite on!

Mary Rae

Mary Gravelle in front of her "in-process" painting.

Mary Rae Rush (Mary Gravelle) is an artist, graphic designer, and creator of Igniting Your Intentions. Imparting her wisdom on Wednesdays, Wisdom Wednesdays, she shares with you what she learns about life as it unfolds for her. She can be contacted via email, Mary@IgnitingYourIntentions.com, or phone, (928) 254-8709, or filling out the contact form.

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