I have a deck that I bought from a magick shoppe on ebay. It's the Oracles of Shadow and Light deck. I'm not sure if it's the best one or if which one I get even matters. I use Everyday Witch A to Z by Deborah Blake for spells and have done a couple divining spells to increase my connection. They seem to have helped. I hope to start writing my own spells soon. I write them for fiction, but have never written any personal ones.
I'm really not very good with meditation. I've tried for a while now (over a year) but I always fall asleep. The first time I did it, it was amazing, but it's never been like that since.