Following a lifetime of seeking direct enlightenment through spiritual devotion, meditation and prayer supplemented with self-help activities, study, and teaching spiritual principles, Mary Saurer-Smith felt a growing urge to establish a unique ministry of 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, serves as teacher to local students in Tulsa, while Mary manages the online classes and provides spiritual counseling to both local and online members. Their story is found in Mary’s autobiography, Windows of Life and Death. Scroll down to read more about Mary and Tony. Scro
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Reverend Tony Smith holds an MBA, is a teacher, minister and co-founder of the Keys to Enlightenment Program. He is also a Licensed Unity Teacher and a 12th Degree Rosicrucian. After a lifetime of seeking 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 to test their validity for himself, Tony's spiritual development was rapid and exciting as he progressed toward his experience of Nirvana, the third spiritual Initiation. In November of 2008 his eyes were opened to see what had been in his life for so many years, and a changed sense of relativity to everything, including his spiritual teacher, Mary, who was going through some changes in the course of her life. He leapt at the chance to claim her as his rightful life partner. They were married in 2009, redesigned the program and changed the name of the ministry to the Keys to Enlightenment Program.
From very different backgrounds and life experiences, they share their combined spiritual knowledge and experiences with the members. Their hope is that the stories and revelations 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 serves as teacher to their local Keys group. He also is available to perform weddings, house blessings and other ceremonies.
Mary received her first direct spiritual revelation at age 3, followed by a transforming Spiritual Initiation in Divine Light at age 10. In her late 20s she had a Near-Death Experience (NDE) which was followed by an avalanche of spiritual insights and revelations that changed her life and her way of thinking. The next 20 years were spent in self-directed research and practice of various meditation techniques, study of world religions and other spiritual organizations. In the meantime she was traveling the world as a military wife, experiencing other cultures and raising a family. She wanted nothing more than to use and teach the concepts that she received as revelations during her daily meditations. Then she had an even more rapturous spiritual Initiation that filled in all the missing pieces along with a stronger compulsion to share her experiences and what had been revealed to her. To receive the necessary credentials and experience that she would need in order to be accepted in the field of spiritual leadership, she elected to study and serve at Unity Institute for a time. Following her formal education there, she worked as a day supervisor and trainer in the world-wide prayer ministry of Silent Unity while teaching classes at 3 Unity churches in the area. At the same time she worked through a community helpline apart from the Unity Ministry. After 7 years, Divine-Timing produced changes for Mary that signaled the time to launch her own ministry. She left her employment with Unity and relocated to Tulsa, OK. There, 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 and Recruiter/Trainer for their volunteer program. Mary retired from hospice service in 2001 in order to devote more time to her ministry through counseling, writing, teaching local students and launching the online ministry. She published her first book, A Comparison of World Religions, in 2002.
In November of 2008, Divine Timing led to her union with Tony Smith, the kind of spiritual partner that she had known would be hers. In 2009 they renamed their ministry the Keys to Enlightenment Program. Tony serves the role of local teacher while Mary tends the online ministry and continues to write not only her books but all literature for the Program. She also serves as spiritual counselor to local and online members. of the Program.
Mary is the author of several published books, including her autobiography, Windows of Life and Death in which she shares her two Near Death Experiences and the story of her amazing adventure through escalating stages of enlightenment. In the Program she reveals her Path to you and invites you to follow.