have you been meditating besides to open and align chakras?
Alot of people jump right into casting spells, though in many pagan traditions a person trains and studies for a year and a day before actually casting spells. If your spells aren't working for you properly, I would strongly recommend re-evaluating why you are casting them, why you want to study magic, and strengthen your focus.
I recommend a site called the Library of Knowledge (link on my profile) to help you find some of the answers you're seeking. Tomekeeper is very no nonsense, and his occult and beginner information is quite solid for pointing out the holes in ones thought process.