The MacGyver Approach to Crystal Healing

Hibiscus Moon Crystal Healer, Crystal Healing, science 17 Comments

Teenagers sure are funny.

I miss teaching them science in the classroom. It was so amusing to me that they had discovered older 80’s shows on Netflix that my generation used to enjoy; Walker, Texas Ranger, Magnum PI & MacGyver to name a few. And they would often come to me in the very hands-on, unconventional classroom that I ran, wanting to try to “MacGyver” something up.

Of course, I always encouraged it (as long as it didn’t involve blowing something up!) So off they went with duct tape & paper clips seeing what they could cobble together. Hysterical!!

Years later, this “MacGyver” term has seeped its way firmly into our everyday vocab:

From the Urban Dictionary:

MacGyver (verb): v. 1. To use ingenuity to fix or remedy a problem using only the tools available at hand. 2. To jury-rig

Many of you have asked me this question on my Facebook page;

“Why can’t I just teach myself all this crystal healing stuff with books or the info available online?”

So, you want to MacGyver it up?

MacGyver Approach

My answer?

Nothing’s stopping you. You can totally do that! Many have…including me. 🙂

Maybe you feel you can do a great job gathering up all the info yourself from books & the internet.

I mean, hey…I recently thought this myself…Why should I pay for that barre method training when I can just YouTube it up for free?!” (Well…I learned quickly that was NOT the way to go…talkin’ swollen painful right knee cap for a few weeks). Oy.

So you may do a really great job or you may not. It all depends…on you really.

6 Reasons why you may NOT want to MacGyver your Crystal Healing Education:

  1. Sifting through many viewpoints & conflicting info – be prepared to sift through tons of random or conflicting information (or bunk internet info with no credibility…remember to always consider your source!) I had quite a time doing this & had to learn from trial & error over many years what was bunk info or just wasn’t going to work for me. (CAUTION: the internet is crawling with this).LincolnInternetAnd that was years ago when there was a lot less info out there than there is now! I mean, what good is FREE bunk info? Also, be prepared to spend lots of time experimenting & researching on your own. Nothing wrong with that method. I did it, but that’s what I do. There are also inexpensive crystal healing classes. Some great, some “meh” (have you taken any of those “meh” ones?) So think about it: are you prepared to possibly waste time on crystal healing teachings & methods that may or may not work?
  2. De-coding the SCIENCE – OK, so you get the top books recommended by Amazon on Crystal Healing. They must be good, right? “I’ll just read these & then I’m good to go!” Well, besides the conflicting info & some books being better than others, some of the science may not be explained in a way that you can understand, if there’s any science to it at all. Or perhaps you’d like to have the scientific stuffs clarified in way that you can easily digest. Can a book or website do that?
  3. Info Arrangement – once you have all the info that you think is right for you, you need to piece it together, creating a system or structure. A lot of us like to have a strong foundation; steps to follow.  If you’d rather not reinvent the wheel, then MacGyvering may not be for you. For example, my course keeps all our curriculum, content & methods presented & painstakingly prepared & organized in a very specific way.  My Masters of Science is in Curriculum, Instruction & Technology, so doing that kind of shiz is my pride & joy, Baby!
  4. Going it alone –  “MacGyvering” it means you’ll most likely be going it alone, Jelly Bean…with no community & no mentor. The value of having a community in place is immeasurable. You get built-in motivation, inspiration & accountability partners! In my course, you also get reliable mentors to coach you through. That’s totally absent when you go it alone. Not to mention the fabulous friendships that spring up from just such a community. 🙂
  5. Certification – hey…I’m the first to say that certification is not necessary, but some are looking specifically for an accredited & approved certification to take you seriously… and you can’t get 1 of those suckers on your own. Now, offering a serious certification makes it much harder to run my sacred crystal biz, but due to my level of integrity, I feel this is the only way to do it. It brings a whole other level of complexity & accountability to my biz. For me, certification means the HMCA is responsible for the people certifying through us & making sure that my graduation process is one of integrity, so we have lots of checks & balances in place along with a strict grading process & verification checks. 
  6. You don’t know what you don’t know – You can only hunt & research for what you already know to research, right? Through my years of working with the crystals, having case studies & also benefiting greatly from my students’ & alumni case studies there are things I’ve learned, verified & include in our curriculum that you won’t know to investigate on your own. What I teach is a specific method that you won’t find online.

“Education is learning what you didn’t even know you didn’t know.

~Daniel J. Boorstin

Blood, Sweat & Tears (and some glitter!)

To create a genuinely superior crystal healing certification & education takes constant contemplation, planning, effort, passion, commitment + energy all dedicated to the success of our Crystalline Cohorts. It never ends. This is a constantly evolving organism that needs continuous care…as do I. I’m always investing in myself to learn more so I can bring that to my academy. Like I said, no part of the HMCA is static. I’m confident in saying that I provide a ROCK-solid education & I’m committed & happy to do it!

You know…the HMCA has really grown up over the years. It’s matured into an extremely successful & well-known go-to resource for all things “crystal healing”. We have grads from 33 countries, many of which are listed here on the alumni page. Crystal Healing is all over Mama Earth & touching lives everywhere!

My Certified Crystal Healing Course has been providing confidence & igniting transformations for our students for 5 years now! We just did a complete upheaval & upgrade on our systems & tech making the course the best it can be for our students in order to to give them the best learning environment. We choose to do that on a regular basis b/c that’s how we roll ’round here.


One of our recent grads summed up how “MacGyver’ing” her way through was working out for her,

“I had read some of it (crystal healing) in several of the books I have, but it just didn’t seem to stick with me. I didn’t absorb it, but when explained by Hibiscus Moon during this course, everything started falling into place for me and I totally understood and retained it!”  ~ T. Stroh, CCH

What To Do Right Now

Review the steps above. Does “MacGyvering” your education on crystals sound like it’s for you? Maybe it is! Then go for it.

But if it doesn’t…then don’t keep wasting money on a little class here & yet another stack of books, not knowing where you’ll eventually land. If you’re ready to get it all figured out once & for all, while making some serious crystal realizations & transformations then make the commitment to have someone properly guide you.

If you’d like to learn the Hibiscus Moon Method & become a Hibiscus Moon Certified Crystal Healer, you may be interested in my Certified Crystal Healer Course.  Are you ready to join?


Crystal Blessings!

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P.S. If you know this is right for you & don’t want to MacGyver your way through, you can find out more info here & get on my Wait List so you’ll be notified next time I enroll for this course.

Comments 17

  1. I have studied Crystals forever, almost 40 years before I took The Certified Crystal Healers course. I can honestly say I learned more in that 10 weeks than I had in the past 40 years! Not only did I learn a ton of information, I made a tribe. I have added at least 30 friends to my Facebook account from courses I have taken from you and loved seeing some faces in the slideshow from Tucson! I also learned that I am my own worst enemy and am still working through some issues regarding setting up my clinic. The one thing that I decided was I am moving, that wasn’t in the course but has been a direct result of the course.
    If your thinking about doing the course JUST DO IT. I am retired and on a fixed income so it was a major decision for me to make and I don’t regret a minute of it!
    HM and the Crystal crew are amazing, helpful, super knowledgeable and just down right good folks.
    I’m in the process of saving not only to move but to do the Advanced Course.

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  2. This statement sums it up:

    “But if it doesn’t…then don’t keep wasting money on a little class here & yet another stack of books, not knowing where you’ll eventually land. If you’re ready to get it all figured out once & for all, while making some serious crystal realizations & transformations then make the commitment to have someone properly guide you.”

    Waiting with baited breath for the class to start on March 10th!!! The books and the little classes here and there are all wonderful. But I wanted a depth of knowledge that I can’t get on my own with research and “side classes.” Took me a year to save for this class and I’m sure that it will be well worth it! Great post and guidance HM. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. I already have two doctorates, but if you offered one, I’d take it in a heartbeat! You are the best and most effective educator ever (coming from a Dr. of Education, Curriculum Design).

    Keep offering classes and I’ll keep taking them.


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  4. Though a fictional character, we all know MacGyver types: those ingenious “peeps” that can fix anything with what is at hand. But these individuals did not pop out of the womb with these chops. Nor are they generally the type that wants to learn everything from reading books. They are hands on experimenters and likely they augmented this active learning with things they learned in school and/or by working with a mentor. I suggest that those taking the course are more MacGyver types than those choosing not to.

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  5. Worst thing I have done lately is not trying for the scholarship. As soon as I can I will be enrolling. Reading this affirmed why I am not looking anywhere else for the information and knowledge I will learn here.

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  6. I think it’s wrong that you are down talking those who can’t afford your course so therefore have no choice in self- teaching. I think to tell others that taking other classes is wrong and basically yours is the only one feasible. I know you want to promote your course but with most of those 33 countries that have people starving and going hungry I think it’s wrong that you’re belittling those who have no choice but to study online by themselves. I go
    Hungry at least 3 consecutive days a month. And when I read things like this it saddens me because you should be encouraging people to educate themselves. Yes there is a lot of crap
    Stuff out there but those that do their research will find the good ones.

    A scene from miracle on 34th street movie always pops into my head – where Santa is in the store and he’s telling people where he can find certain items cheaper than what they are there. This drummed up more customers because they liked a company that was humble enough to point others to somewhere cheaper for the good of customers and not how much money was going into your bank a/c.
    Your ego is screaming out in this article. If you don’t quieten it Hun you will never achieve mindfulness.
    I write this with no malice or mischief and out of respect. Love and light x

    1. Hey Lou,

      We’re definitely not talking down to anyone who either chooses not to go through the HMCA course or who cannot afford to do so. Hibiscus Moon spends a lot of time and energy putting out a ton of great free content for her entire audience to learn from as well as her paid products.

      I think there was a misunderstanding though. She didn’t say NOT to talk other people’s courses, just that if you choose to learn about crystals through various sources then you risk finding and trying to make sense of conflicting information. That’s going to be true of anything that you Google for information.

      Hibiscus Moon is extremely passionate about philanthropy. A portion of her sales goes right back into charities that she is very active in and passionate about.

      Love and light to you.

  7. One of the most common issues, especially for me, that I have seen show up in comments a lot is determinin what problem or desired putcome each crystal and mineral is good for! Every book has so many different answers, but I do know that many stones can be used for many different things. That’s been one of the biggest sorting jobs so far.

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  8. I would love to take the crystal healer course but I don’t have the money I’ve tried saving but it just hasn’t worked out for me I also have 3 daughter’s one being a teenager. Ugh. I’ve been watching hibiscus moon videos since before she really became big… back when the videos were only hands and a voice..Lol.. maybe one day I’ll be able to. Crystal healing is the one thing I have stuck to with my over active adhd mind.. Anyway I basically wrote this post to say Thank you Stephanie “hibiscus moon” you are truly a great teacher and I greatly appreciate all that you do, your live feed videos, your you tube videos, and the time you take from your own live to teach everyone all that you know..

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