OurFounder
Throughout studying and researching religion, spirituality and science over several decades, I sought out a spiritual community where I could grow as much in commitment and discipline as in Conscious Affirmative Living. After not finding such a community, I sought to form one without creating another religion. I eventually uncovered that I was not to create a religion at all; I was simply to found a progressive, inclusive, affirming spiritual community for everyone–no exceptions–where commitment, discipline, community and compassion were at the forefront of our united mandate; where we’d walk the affirmative walk instead of just talk.
   Inasmuch as I recognize that there is One Most High God, I nevertheless personally apply the teachings of Jesus Christ in my own life; for His teachings have proven to me, time and time again, to be a perfect scientific blueprint for ensuring that one can indeed live the best possible life; a life filled with abundance, prosperity, joy, peace, and health, while wholly connecting with God. I have also recognized that every single "new age" teaching is a diluted and incomplete version of Jesus' teachings; teachings that are as advanced today as they were back then. That is why I personally always go back to the original source.
   In keeping with the Omnist nature of our organization, I never seek to promote "Christianity" or "Jesus", but rather, seek to share universal faith-to-faith concepts which are the roots and seeds of all progressive "scientific" teachings. I already attend church, and as such, I have zero interest in converting or changing anybody's views or preferences or religion. For me personally, C.A.L.M is not a community which I "direct", but which I humbly serve; according to the needs of our members and guests; endeavoring to do so in the most Christ-like manner. Insofar as we refer to C.A.L.M as a ministry, you can rest assured; it is only a "religion" if you choose to make it so. Otherwise, it's simply a Conscious Affirmative Living Mindset, and we welcome you to join us and make it your home!

Claude La Vertu
Founder & Spiritual Director
Conscious Affirmative Living Mindset Assembly
The Conscious Affirmative Living Ministry is a progressive spiritual community observing Omnism; the practice of recognizingrespecting and celebrating all affirmative and affirming aspects of all faiths. Our scientific & spiritual foundation is rooted in the Bible and in all Affirmative & Affirming, peacefulempoweringnon-oppressive, loving aspects of all religions.

C.A.L.M is for those genuinely endeavoring to live a truly enlightened life, discover their true self, heal their life, enjoy all the splendor that life has to offer, and be associated with, supported by, and support like-minded individuals along their path of enlightenment. You need not label yourself Omnist (or anything else) to participate. We're entirely inclusive; welcoming individuals of all faiths, those of no faith, and everyone in between.

MINDSET & PHILOSOPHY
The Conscious Affirmative Living Mindset is largely based on spiritual, religious and scientific principles rooted in the Bible, however, it's also a mindset of affirmative action in the realms of commitmentdiscipline and personal & global responsibility. We're not a religion, cult or sect, we do not hold “religious” status, and we are not directly affiliated with any religious or political group. We are an inclusive and affirming multi/all-denominational spiritual support community that seeks to incorporate the Conscious Affirmative Living Mindset to all we do.

C.A.L.M is about compassionately challenging oneself and reaching beyond common spiritual & religious standards. Along with celebrating life, each other, ourselves, and God (in whatever way one recognizes God)C.A.L.M is about community of spirit and of humanityC.A.L.M recognizes that each person’s journey–which is respected and protected in our community–is their own, but that our destination is the same: Enlightenment.

We are an inclusive spiritual community; all are welcome here.
We respectfully request that guests and members please abstain from using profanity within our community.
OurCulture - OurValues
-We recognize that there is One Conscious Affirmative Living 'Source' that loves us wholly and completely.
-We are dedicated to strengthening personal commitment and discipline to spiritual awareness and action.
-We recognize truths residing at the heart of all faiths, and we unite within, and live them, affirmatively.
-We Give, Grow & Go by giving to our community and learning from - and with - our community.
-We recognize that all people are created equally, and equally important; equally loved by God.
-We recognize that all things are living, are connected, have a purpose, and are divine.
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A Mindset - A Philosophy - A Lifestyle
FAQs
(Frequently Asked Questions)


What goes on at your Assembly meetings?
Our Assembly consists of a standard service with announcements, ministration (prayer), and enlightening spiritual messages that are practical, logical, and empowering. We also participate in dialogue (Q&A Session) after the message so that those who have questions can get answers. We are attended by traditional church-goers, and for some, we are their "church".

​NOTE: Always see our "Calendar/Event" page to Verify & Confirm if a meeting is taking place each week.

How can one be Omnist (observe all religions) when many religions  practice judgment, oppression, and the killing of living things (sacrificing animals for example) for sacrificial purposes?

C.A.L.M is not just Omnist; we’re Affirmatively Omnist. Although we respect all religions, we actually “recognize and observe” positivepeacefulnon-oppressive views and conduct of all religions; love, respect for others, respect for all of life. C.A.L.M does not recognize/observe/support practices of judgment, oppression or killing living things for religious purposes. Individuals who wish to support such practices are encouraged to seek out a community that aligns with such beliefs. 

Are You Christians?
Some of us are, some of us aren’t. Some believe that Jesus is God; others believe Jesus was the Son of God with a special task; others are discovering. Then there are others who observe different practices which are in alignment with Christianity; Buddhists, Muslims, Jews, Religious Scientists, and yup, even agnostics who just want to be part of a great group of people working together to make the world a better place while learning to apply Conscious Affirmative Living Mindset concepts in their lives. We observe Omnism; recognizing and respecting ALL faiths.

Are you New Age?
We are a progressive spiritual community recognizing that most Bible teachings were – and are – “New Age”. They were advanced for their time, just as they are today. In fact, not only are the more progressive ideals on science and spirituality (law of attraction & cause and effect for example) in absolute alignment with the teachings of the Bible, but research clarifies that the more recent, progressive principles being taught today were originally taught by Jesus and are even evident in the Old Testament. (Note: Insofar as we recognize certain “New Age” perspectives, we do not participate in rituals requiring crystals, tarot, divination, fortunetelling, speaking in tongues, “angel work” and so forth. Those who participate in such rituals are welcome among us but are requested to not perform/promote such rituals within our community or sell ritualistic services to our members. C.A.L.M does not judge such practices; they are simply not in alignment with our mandate.)

Are you a "Science of Mind" church?
Insofar as we are a "New Thought" and "Mind & Science" community, and we recognize many of the same insights and philosophies as the Science of Mind organization and its founder, Ernest Holmes, we are not affiliated with the the Science of Mind organization. Like all people of all faiths, Science of Mind members/practitioners are perfectly welcome among us.

I have been rejected by other churches because of my personal issues or lifestyle.
We ask that individuals respect each other and our environment, but what goes on in your life is your business; that you know that God loves you, wholly and perfectly, is our business. Welcome Home!

I am gay or bi or trans-gender and/or married to the same sex. Am I welcome?
Newsflash: God loves you! Perfectly! Without judgment; without oppression. So do we. Nobody’s going to try to change you. Welcome Home!

I am a "Christian" who doesn't accept divorcees, drug addicts, alcoholics, gays or other sinners.
Newsflash: Then you’re not a Christian! The job of a Christian is to not judge, but to preach the gospel (word and action) and to remind everybody that God loves them! Our community–our family–needs your love and compassion. If you can do that, or are willing to learn how, then you are indeed welcome among us.

Do I have to pay tithing?
Tithing is a personal process between you and God. Although we accept and rely on tithing to help support us, we don’t solicit tithing from anybody. We do not collect tithes during services. Your tithing practices are between you and God.

How do you use tithing & donations?
We use tithing to pay for expenses and community outreach programs and promotional endeavors. There is nobody currently employed by the ministry; all money truly goes to serve and help grow the ministry.

I'm spiritual but not religious.
The term religion means to "join" together or "connect". As such, anyone who claims to be spiritual must be religious about their spirituality. Don't confuse "religion" with "religious radicals" who have zero understanding of the true glory and magnificent love of God. You do not need to be "traditionally" religious in order to participate.


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