From the time she was a little girl, Kent knew she was more than her physical body, floating away many times, then returning, not always knowing for sure where she had been. These out-of-body experiences reoccurred throughout her childhood. When she was 11, she awoke and told her parents she was not afraid to die. Sensing a close connection to this omnipotent power most call God, she always felt guided and protected yet sometimes fearful as well, not quite understanding what was happening.
In addition to attending church, Smith’s father also introduced his family to a philosophy of life called “Concept-Therapy.” As a result she learned about life from both a spiritual and scientific point-of-view. Kent graduated from Murray State University in 1976 with a degree in Social Work and Psychology. In the early ’90s, Kent found a book that changed her life: The Silver Cord: Lifeline to the Unobstructed by Martha Barham and James Greene. Smith finally found an explanation for her “Out of Body” experiences.
With the new millennium Kent was happy in her aerospace career however her personal life took a nose dive. In May of 2002, someone with whom she was in love sadly and very unexpectedly died. Then it happened again in late 2005. After the loss of her lover Russell, Kent prayed for help with both the trauma of her grief, and a deep desire to help others with their grief. She had no idea at the time what she was asking for … however, out of this request, the experiences behind Love Promised began.
Smith’s adventures with Russell, and her father Wick, both “on the other side,” developed into weekly or bi-weekly communication. Beginning in December 2005, and continuing since then, very specific details—names, dates, places, events—about their future lives together were revealed. Directed to go on spiritual scavenger hunts to validate information she had been told, Kent discovered curious synchronistic evidence. Smith’s spiritual scavenger hunts eventually took her and family overseas to discover past life connections between her, Russell, and other family members.
Currently Kent works as an Operational Psychology Coordinator in NASA’s Human Health and Performance Directorate in the Human Spaceflight Operations Program, supporting astronauts and their families. She is the founder of Universal Life Strings LLC, an organization that promotes the understanding of death as a part of life, and the awareness of where life and the afterlife meet. Kent hosts Houston gatherings for individuals who want to explore consciousness beyond the physical existence from both a spiritual and scientific perspective. As a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist® and intuitive, she is available to speak with individuals or groups who have faced the death of a loved one, or who are struggling with making this transition themselves.