The Journey Starts From Within
“I must go beyond the dark world of sensory information to the clear brilliance of the sunlight of the outside world. Once done, it becomes my duty to go back to the cave in order to illuminate the minds of those imprisoned in the ‘darkness’ of sensory knowledge.”
~Plato; the Allegory of the Cave
Meet Dr. Pennie Murray
My journey here led me along many paths and sometimes detours of great sorrow. And my professional path has been just as diverse. At 21, I fulfilled a childhood dream and served as a police officer. After retiring, I opened an intimate apparel store exclusively for full-sized women and later added a radio talk show host to my portfolio. But a series of poor choices and bad relationships led to the loss of my business of nine years—my world crumbled around me.
The failure fed into my negative life story of shame and inferiority, but I was determined to redeem myself by finding significance in other professional accomplishments. So, as a corporate executive trainer, speaker, and instructional designer, I traveled throughout the United States and abroad.
Unfortunately, these accomplishments did little to reduce the shame of failure or change the negative life narrative that taught me to repress and condemn myself. Instead, I felt trapped in an insane cycle of proving I was worthy of love, success, and a higher quality of life. But it would be my educational pursuits that saved me from myself.
My Saving Grace and Path to Wholeness
My educational development started as an unconscious quest to understand why I was so hell-bent on sabotaging my quality of life. This pursuit led to a Bachelor's degree in Social Psychology, a certified NLP executive coach, and a Doctorate in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. But, more importantly, it introduced me to the theories of human motivation and the success-fearing personality.
But these achievements did little to quiet the inner voice that constantly regurgitated the negative life narrative that always spoke louder and with more conviction than my desire to live my life's truth. In moments of emotional clarity, I felt there was more for me than the meager life I had accepted, but an "unknown something" kept me emotionally imprisoned by fear and self-doubt.
I spent years binging on self-help books, attending empowerment conferences and retreats, and exploring different religious practices trying to liberate my Self. Yet nothing filled the aching gap within me. Unbeknownst to me, I was on a collision course with my true calling.
In 2001, while traveling from California back home to Kansas City after attending another empowerment retreat, Divine Spirit revealed that the "unknown something" was my inability to "give my SELF permission" to do or be anything different from the negative narrative that had defined me. This divine accusation unlocked the prison doors and began my journey in learning the deeper meaning of "Giving My SELF Permission." Now you can experience freedom too!
My Journey, My Way.
I Am the Sacred Expressive Life Force™ of the Ancestors
When Divine Spirit reframed the phrase "giving my SELF permission," I knew the message would be a game changer. And what started as a journey of self-healing became my life's calling. Yet, oddly enough, it was my resistance to this calling that Divine Spirit used to help me develop the philosophy and fundamental principles of the divine assertion, Giving My SELF Permission.
After years of resistance, the sometimes debilitating tug-of-war between what my SELF wants to express and what my inner critic wants to suppress, I have finally surrendered to my calling. And now, I advocate for the emotional and spiritual liberty of those living beneath their divine inheritance and freedom. This makes me insanely dedicated to holding space for you as you begin your journey of self-reconciliation and learning to give your SELF permission to reveal your truth.
My Core Values
Vision for Change
By taking charge of my life and utilizing my abilities, gifts, and resources...I will guide others to a better level of consciousness.
I will seize the opportunity to compose a new life narrative... one I am personally proud of and feel empowered by.
I am only who I am, now and always, eternally, easily, effortlessly, unconditionally!
Willpower & Courage
I release my fears and walk beyond what I once perceived were my limitations, and as I do this, unique new doors open for me.
I am aligned with divine eternal ONENESS. I am given power, wisdom, and authority to bring about meaningful change.
I give my SELF permission to create unconditional freedom in my life and the life of others.