Hi, I live in East Yorkshire and am looking for my true path - I still haven't found it yet. I like the idea of Wicca as I love nature and wild life, and I also want to learn about spell casting so I can help family members. I also would like to be a healer for the same reason and have looked into reiki and have a good collection of crystals (although am not too sure how to use them correctly). Ideally, I'd love to find some like-minded people here who can coach me and give me some pointers.
I'd recommend you start of with what we call 'the basics' before you to progress into casting spells. The usual basics are meditation, visualization, energy work, chakra work, correspondences (moon phases, colours, herbs, etc), and to me, understanding magic.
There are many people on the site who are adept in healing, i'm sure you'll stumble into a few. Feel free to ask them for tips and pointers.
You'll find many people on this site will be on the same track as you, with the same form of mind.
Hello snoopy:You will find that all one has to do is believe in thier abilities,trust that Goddess will only give you what you can handle ( she gives you more as you progress in your learning). Crystals are my favorite energy focusing tools. I have used them in many ways to heal and to assist in divination.You are on the right path and many on this site will gladly help you on your journey.