Drew, the initiator of SLA began his journey with meditation and inner work consciously when he was 12 where he found himself deeply concerned by people’s levels of stress, dissatisfaction and suffering on an individual level and collectively.
Experiencing a natural heart awakening at that time he felt himself to be the same self in every heart. Within the hearts of all people he became deeply aware of the suffering of un-wisdom. Wanting to do something to help us find a way to happiness, during this experience, he sat for the first time to meditate. Observing the breathing for several minutes he then experienced what was like a focused bubble of intense joy ascend through his spine and explode in his head. As a result of this experience he began to meditate intensively and study Buddhism and Taoism, then Raja Yoga and Qi-Gong. At 14 people began to ask him for advice and help with problems they were concerned about and so he began to teach meditation and provide individual ways of solving problems.
He then continued to study original Christianity, Gnosis, Vedanta, Tantra, Buddhism, Theosophy, Transpersonal Psychology as major influences. Also, Stress- management, Inner-child healing, Re-birthing and Holotropic breath work, Yang, Lee and Chen style Tai Chi and Taoist Yoga, Qi-Gong, Buddha PalmCosmic Chi Kung / Qi-Gong therapy, Nei Kung, Lau Gar kung fu, Usui and Tibetan Reiki master level, Raja Yoga, Kriya Yoga with SRF, Swami Kriyananda, Roy Eugine Davis, Rajashi Pterananda of the Harihariananda lineage, Ananda Expanding Light Ashram Nevada, Babaji, etc, Kundalini Yoga, Jnana Yoga, Laya Yoga, Agni Yoga, Atma Yoga, Sanskrit, Jyostish, Integral Yoga of Sri Aurobindo, Supra-mental Light Yoga, Surya Siddhanta, Kashmir Shaivism, Siddha Yoga, Tumo, Western Hermetisism, Kabbalah, the science of sacred sound, etc, etc, and all methods relating to the psychology of love and awakening of consciousness. Having spent much time on extended spiritual retreats, long fasts and experiential work with Kundalini Shakti and The Divine Mother. As he developed his practices he continued to teach others. He also studied fine art, philosophy and education to masters level, teaches linguistics and organisational development and communication, undretaken doctoral level research in consciousness and has spent 3 years working as a care assistant with severely handicapped and brain damaged patients.
For 38 years he has regularly worked with diverse people from all over the world with varied issues, spending much time travelling in Europe and living in spiritual communities. During this time he developed what is now ‘The School of Love~Awareness’ system of Soul based Education and Violet Diamond Transformation, etc. The central practices of this system are specific causal techniques which transform stress and conflict at their core and unfold a living realisation of the Self as Being-Consciousness-Bliss.
“Drew helped me with a soul meditation that I still use to this day. The thing that is so wonderful about knowing Drew is that he has a great depth of spiritual experience / beingness that he is able to share / confer on the person with whom his is working. He also radiates fun and joy. He radiated an unswerving joy to me when we met that made me see that there was a joy inside of me, that, despite what I was going through at the time, which was hugely difficult, I could access that joy. That joy that he highlighted in me could then be infused into all of the perceived difficulty I was experiencing and raise it up for healing and purification. With great ease, he said, “I see the pain you are in and it doesn’t frighten me. In fact, there is a lot more to you, my friend, than the pain and confusion that you are experiencing now and I am willing to walk with you a while and support you in seeing the whole, not just the current lesson and struggle.”
“I met Drew through a seminar I was facilitating at. I have had my own personal practice for years, but was looking to take it to a higher level. I was waiting for the right person. I joined Drew’s session at the seminar and was duly impressed by the quality of mediation and soul connection that he enabled. I followed up with him and we began some 1-1 work. We covered several methods including the SLA practices of soul loving and Violet-Diamond-Transformation. Violet-Diamond-Transformation took me to a whole new level in meditating. Afterwards I felt as though something had been lifted off my chest and I felt that I was vibrating at a higher level. People close to me commented on how grounded I was and how radiant I looked. I felt a sense of potency about my life and all that went with it. This feeling encouraged me to keep the practice up. Now, a year on, I still practice this meditation and it has become a part of my personal peace practice. I recommend this process and Drew very highly. What I found most helpful about Drew was his practical capacity to lead meditation, his strong intuitive ability to identify the main areas for me to focus on and his knowledge of the art and science of meditation. It all made sense. He has a very profound knowledge of these topics and has a robust practice. Also, Drew is a very respectful person and I have a high degree of trust in his persona. Thank you Drew for enabling a tangible connection to my own soul. This is priceless.”
“I have attended Drew’s course when I was close to burn out and didn’t know what to do any more. The impact the one week intensive teachings and meditations had on me, immediately and over time, was astounding. Synchronicity started becoming part of my daily life again and things, that I had long wished and hoped for, manifested. The course allowed me to realise that I can be replaced at work and that only by being full, authentic and deeply centred, would I be of service to others again. They say you meet the right teachers at the right time. This surely has been true in my case!”
“My wife and I consulted Drew for a two day workshop on our quest to a more harmonious, open, true and understanding relationship. One of Drew’s gifts is to describe complex issues – such as conflicts between humans, why they happen, where they come from and what lies underneath them – in very simple, clear and extremely wise words. To get this understanding and tools such as SLA soul loving 1 and 2, to heal parts of the underlying energies of the conflict and stress we had, has nourished our relationship. We know that we have a long way to go and we still plan to continue with more workshops. Practising with patience we felt guided by the way Drew has followed up our process so far.”
“The sessions with Drew made it possible for me to change my job after only 2 weeks of working with him. I was aware that this was the step I had to take and his counselling supported me to act in a direction that I was afraid of before, because of limiting myself. Today I see myself being able to communicate more honestly and be true to my heart. I now am able to take decisions that feel true to my real self. I am thankful for Drew’s ongoing support and I am totally convinced that his work is what we need for a better world. I am amazed that we only had about three intensive sessions, that changed my life a lot and made dreams come true.”
“How to describe an experience, which changed my understanding of consciousness? I had the opportunity to get to know a guided meditation by Drew. My aim was to find a way to deal with my fear. What I found was a way to feel a wide open love. A love that comes out of myself, which connected me with the whole world. With Drew’s guidance I connected in meditation with another person. I thought, that I saw the soul and the different facets of the man. The main thing: I felt a deep understanding and acceptance. It was like seeing myself within him. There was no difference, not an I and a he. In my state of mind we were one. A warm, lovely and centred impulse flowed through my whole body. I am grateful, that Drew helped me, to see myself and other people with different eyes.”
“During soul loving 2 meditation with another person, you can feel the other persons awareness and love trying to discover something about ‘what is being here in this moment between us and to concentrate on you, and me with you, and that’s a very soulful experience to do this together. It was direct, but you also feel it over the next days, because you know something new about yourself, which you know comes from a truth moments in soul connection with another person.”
“I learnt Violet Diamond Transformation and was amazed at how powerful it is. The practice made me feel that I was really, fully embodied in my energy and body and consciousness. It fills me with joy and awareness and I find its one of the easiest ways for me to connect with my self. I also learnt Inner-Child Soul Healing and it was also a very profound and deep experience for me. I was able to bring a love to my innerchild which I didn’t imagine was possible before and it really helped me to understand and heal some things from my childhood, which I’d been confused about for years. Now, with Violet Diamond Transformation, at last, I feel I can move on and become more my self, my real Self.”
“Drew is a wonderful meditation teacher.”
“My first experience with meditation in general was the Soul Loving meditation 1 and 2. I did it with a partner I hardly knew, but I liked and trusted him, so I felt quite safe to do this meditation. Because I had never meditated before I really didnt expect a lot. Drew guided us very carefully and calmly, creating a peaceful atmosphere around us where I could sink into the meditation and connect with my soul more intensely than I had thought. To connect with the other person was challenging because I felt the openness of my heart and therefore vulnerability. But, I did it anyway and it was a deeply touching experience. I felt like I was getting to know my partner within a very short while and developing a really deep understanding and compassion for him. During the following days I had a new and unknown feeling of joy because of the beauty of this way of making contact and sharing.”
“Drew helped me to feel an ecstasy that I never felt before. I learnt Violet Diamond Transformation and Inner-Child Soul Healing. VDT made me feel so peaceful, centred and happy. I could touch a really deep place in my self which was it total ecstasy and peace and, even though it was new for me, I knew it was my self, my soul. The Inner-Child meditation also let me feel deeply integrated. Drew made me feel so safe and loved”.
“The world truly needs your work at the School of Love~Awareness. We’ve been praying for your success as we believe and support your mission. Much Love and Light.”
“I still do the meditation and I’ve noticed that as soon as I stop meditating all my life seems to become a disaster! I don’t know why. Maybe its just that I see things more clearly now. My thoughts used to all mix together and the meditation gives me time, gives me tranquillity, takes me away and leaves me in my own spiritual world, where I find peace.”
“Drew was the first person to ever show me what love is. I didn’t know before that, I couldn’t feel it till I felt his consciousness”.
“I had a couple of meditation sessions with Drew and was very impressed with how powerful the meditations were. Afterwards I felt much more centred, positive and happier. I will be using Drew’s products to gain more positive experiences in my life and continue my journey of self improvement and self mastery.”
“Drew introduced me to the world of spirituality and has been a very good teacher in helping me to go beyond the mind, which was always a challenge for me.”