When you learn a modality from someone else, you can ask questions to your teacher/mentors and even your colleagues. There could even be a professional association that has your back and a bunch of social media or student practice groups set up that you can join to feel part of the community.
When you create your own modality, you are on your own (that is, unless you are co-creating it with someone). If by yourself, you don’t have an authority to give you guidance.
In fact, you don’t even have someone who could tell you what you’re doing wrong. Because it hasn’t been fully crystallised yet… YOU are the person who works that out.
Everything out. The scope, the limitations, what’s needed to overcome challenges. What is the correct way to use the technique, what is the incorrect way. Who it’s best for.
This is why it can be nerve-wracking at times.
But it’s also extremely fulfilling.
If you have that creative streak and perhaps even a little rebellion to step outside the norm, then this journey will satisfy your Soul.
But one worry that could come up for healers who want to create their own style or modality is that there will be a backlash.