My life has been like the ocean tides and seasons. Sometimes the waves are extraordinary and fierce and sometimes they are calm and peaceful. Sometimes the season is full of warmth and growth and sometimes it is still and cold. I am most grateful for being a teacher and the opportunity to show something new to the world. When I am teaching I am like a leaf on the water, I can not sink – I simply am.
I grew up near Tokyo, Japan. My name was giving to me by my grandfather and I strive to live up to it’s meaning. “Chikako” means “Child has the essence of wisdom” and “Hoshino” means “the universe and the earth.” I have always been curious about exploring and knowing my world fully – knowing the “essence of wisdom.” When I was little our neighbor’s got used to hearing my mother shouting the same words every day at sunset, “CHIKAKO WHERE ARE YOU!”
My mother told me I was a difficult child. She used to say, “Chikako is the wild child, with her own mind…” Once my parents had to call the police because I had disappeared. They found me under a bridge far from home. Now, as a mother of my own grown children, I understand how she felt and have great respect for what I must have put her through.
That wildness and sense of independence has always stayed with me. My inner child still guides me, but sometimes I’ve had to listen to my own voice asking, Chikako, where are you?
My long journey to where I am today, living in Hawaii as an Energy Healer, Avery Master and Massage Therapist began, fittingly, under water. The first time I ever went scuba diving was life changing. As soon as my face was underwater all I could hear was my breath, and I was suddenly surrounded by a school of magnificent bright yellow Tang fish. I felt alive. I began to train to become a scuba instructor and that led me to Hawaii. At that time I spoke limited English, I loved how the language of scuba was universal. I became a certified instructor and although for a time I returned to Japan to lead dive tours, I knew it was no longer where I was meant to be. That was over thirty years ago and although I no longer work as a scuba instructor, Hawaii is still my home.
My children have been the best gift I have received in my life. And I believe that they chose me to be there mother. When the waves of my life crashed down unexpectedly and I needed guidance, I received it in the form of Avery. Avery provided me with the wisdom and answers I needed to understand with clarity and certainty how I could support my children and continue to nurture our relationship.
I believe that we can choose to be happy no matter what we are going through. I am grateful for the wisdom of Avery and how I can now be a conduit to others to provide them with the clear answers they need to not only truly know their loved ones and gain more harmony in those relationships, but to also know themselves in new and profound ways.
As in my own life, all lives are like the tides and seasons. But now, through Avery, I can tell you where and when and how the tides and season are effecting your life so that you will no longer question your choices and like me, always choose happiness. Today when I ask myself the question, Chikako, where are you? I know the universe will always answer back that I am right here, where I am meant to be.
Massage is alignment for the body. Avery is alignment for the head, heart, and soul.
— Chikako Hoshino Powers