A lifetime of seeking direct enlightenment through spiritual devotion, meditation and prayer supplemented with self-help activities, travel, study, and teaching led Mary Saurer-Smith to establish a unique ministry for sharing not just the insights and revelations that came to her, but also the Path that took her steadily into ever deeper revelations. Her husband, Tony, co-founder of the Keys to Enlightenment Program, brings his own spiritual transformation experiences and knowledge and shares equally in their mission of guiding others who seek new ideas to contemplate.
Their story is found in Mary’s autobiography, Windows of Life and Death. Scroll down to read more. Scro
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Reverend Tony Smith holds an MBA and is an ordained minister, teacher and co-founder of the Keys to Enlightenment Program. He is also a Licensed Unity Teacher, a 12th Degree Rosicrucian and a Reiki Practitioner. After a lifetime of seeking spiritual advancement through various paths, he found his spiritual home in the Keys to Enlightenment Program, which was called the Society of Christian Mystics and Metaphysicians until 2009.
Through his own study and diligent application of the concepts presented,Tony's spiritual development was rapid and exciting as he progressed through the final two Mystic stages of Spiritual Enlightenment, experienced the rapture of Nirvana and committed to teaching the Path that he had followed while sharing the knowledge that he gained. In November of 2008 his eyes were opened to see his teacher in a new Light, as the one who was meant to be his life partner; the one to share his love and his spiritual work. They were married in 2009, redesigned the program together and changed its name to the Keys to Enlightenment Program.
From very different backgrounds and life experiences, they share their combined spiritual revelations, insights, knowledge and experiences with members. Their hope is that the stories and knowledge shared from their journey will inspire and encourage others to live the life they were created to live through daring to search, to think, to discover and explore their own Divinity Within.
Tony and Mary share in providing the listed services to members. In addition, Tony presents local workshops, prepares and sends weekly lessons to the online members and facilitates local meditation meetings. He is also available to perform weddings, house blessings and other ceremonies.
Mary received her first direct spiritual revelation from a Light-Being at age 3 that she was to become a spiritual teacher. That started her on a path of consciously seeking spiritual ideas to consider in relation to her inborn spiritual understanding. A transforming Spiritual Initiation in Divine Light at age 10 confirmed the assignment to teach and illumined her soul with knowledge and passionate devotion to the work. In her late 20s Mary had a Near-Death Experience (NDE) that was followed by numerous spiritual insights, revelations which expanded her understanding along with her psychic abilities. The next 20 years were spent in self-directed research related to the practices that she perceived as the Keys to individual spiritual enlightenment. She studied, practiced a variety of different religions so that she might speak with knowledge about the concepts presented by other spiritual schools of thought. This did not prevent her enjoyment of a personal life in which she traveled the world as a military wife, explored other cultures, raised a family and practiced her spiritual knowledge in the school of life. As her children matured she felt a growing compulsion to spend more time teaching the concepts that had been revealed to her, yet had found no religion or organization that was fully compatible with those revelations. At age 39, by the time she was a 12th Degree Rosicrucian, she had an even more rapturous spiritual Initiation that answered all of her questions. A 2nd Near Death Experience at age 40 confirmed that it was time to formally prepare for her service as a spiritual teacher. In order to earn credentials and gain experience as a spiritual leader, she elected to study and practice her leadership skills at Unity in Lees Summit Missouri as Licensed Unity Teacher. During that time she worked as the day supervisor and trainer in the world-wide prayer ministry of SilentUnity.Simultaneously, she taught she taught classes at Unity headquarters, worked as a professional story-teller throughout the state of Missouri and served at a crisis center apart from the Unity Ministry. After 7 years, Divine Timing brought an end to that segment of her life, signaling the time to launch her independent ministry. She relocated to Tulsa, OK. where she registered her teaching ministry as The Christian Mystics and Metaphysicians Society, and started with 27 students. While teaching 3 classes a week she also held a job with Hospice of Green Country where she served in the roles of Bereavement Coordinator, Manager of the Chaplain Program and finally the Manager, Recruiter and Trainer for their volunteer program. Mary retired from hospice service in 2001 in order to devote more time to her ministry, spiritual counseling and writing. She published her first book, A Comparison of World Religions, in 2002.
Her union with Tony Smith in 2009 brought not only the quality of personal love, but also the spiritual partner that she had always wanted. They renamed their ministry the Keys to Enlightenment Program. Tony and Mary serve equally in the spiritual work. Mary is the author of all study guides and books used in the Program. She also serves as spiritual counselor to local and online members. of the Program.
Books by Mary Saurer-Smith include her autobiography, Windows of Life and Death.