10 Crystals for Building Community

Dara Laine Murray
6 min readFeb 4, 2022

As a small service-based business owner, I constantly find myself craving community.

When you’re working for yourself, it can often feel like it’s you against the world, which is totally understandable! As solopreneurs, we have seemingly endless to-do lists and conflicting priorities. It is often overwhelming and isolating.

Community is the salve for our anxieties as womxn business owners. Knowing fellow entrepreneurs, learning from their experiences, and swapping stories provide a foundation for collaboration, feedback, and mutual benefit.

That’s why I decided to start a retreat business, so I could intentionally bring groups of womxn together to create space for them to share their gifts with each other; act as mentors and sounding boards for one another.

Here are 10 crystals that can help you build a community of your own:

rose quartz crystal meaning

Rose Quartz for unconditional love and compassion.

Rose Quartz promotes trust and harmony in our closest relationships, purifying and opening our hearts to healing and peace. This Quartz crystal reassures us when we are experiencing doubt, anxiety or grief.

It dispels negativity in our environment, replacing it with loving energy. This serenity stone allows us to forgive others and ourselves more easily by accepting the love that is all around us, boosting our trust and self-worth.

lapis lazuli crystal meaning

Lapis Lazuli for communication and connection.

Lapis Lazuli invites us to grow in our own self-awareness, to connect deeply with others through the branches of communication, and to be humble.

Lapis Lazuli makes communication more lighthearted and gentle, without taking away from our assertiveness.

When this crystal is by our side, it makes us receptive to the world around us but also helps others have a better understanding of who we are.

Dara Laine Murray

Multi-passionate sobriety writer on Medium. Day job: Director of Research at a nonprofit. Stories = sober + stats. Editor: https://medium.com/modern-sobriety