Following a lifetime of seeking direct enlightenment through spiritual devotion, meditation and prayer supplemented with self-help activities, travel, study, and teaching Mary Saurer-Smith felt a growing urge 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 knowledge from them.
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 from the beginning; the one to share his love, his life 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 many of the listed services to members. In addition, Tony is also available to perform weddings, house blessings and other ceremonies.
Mary received her first direct spiritual revelation at age 3 which started her on the path of consciously developing herself to serve the purpose assigned to her through that encounter. A transforming Spiritual Initiation in Divine Light at age 10 confirmed the assignment and ignited her soul with knowledge and passionate devotion to the keys set forth in this ministry as the Keys to Enlightenment. In her late 20s Mary had a Near-Death Experience (NDE), revealing in itself, that was followed by episodes of spiritual insights and revelations that changed her life and her way of thinking. The next 20 years were spent in self-directed research related to the practices that she knew to be equally important Keys to individual spiritual enlightenment. She studied, practiced and taught various meditation techniques, prayer techniques, 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 having a personal life in which she was traveled the world as a military wife, explored other cultures and raised a family and practiced her spiritual knowledge in everyday life. As her children matured she experienced growing need to spend more time teaching the concepts that had been revealed to her yet there was no religion or organization that was fully compatible with her knowledge. At age 39 she had an even more rapturous spiritual Initiation that filled in all the missing knowledge while Divine Timing was bringing the opportunity for her ministry to begin. A 2nd Near Death Experience confirmed her assignment to teach. In order to earn credentials and gain experience as a spiritual leader, she elected to study and serve at Unity Institute. During that time she earned her way through life working as a day supervisor and trainer in the world-wide prayer ministry of Silent Unity. At the same time, she taught classes at Unity headquarters and 2 other Unity churches, worked as a professional story-teller throughout the state of Missouri and served through a community helpline apart from the Unity Ministry. After 7 years, Divine Timing of her life brought the end of that segment of her life, signalling 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 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.
Her union with Tony Smith brought not only the quality of personal love but the spiritual partner that she had always wanted. In 2009 they renamed their ministry the Keys to Enlightenment Program. Tony and Mary serve equally in their 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, Reincarnations of Marisa and A Comparison of World Religions.