I've been out and around on other places that talk about magic, each having different methods. I found this method I'm about to explain and have found it's the best one for me, so here it is.
First off, I raise the energy. This is easy. You can use runes, vibrations (do not ask me about these I know little to nothing about them), or simply visualize the energy surrounding you. Step two is where you direct the energy to your intentions to whatever you wanna do. For example. You want more money. For this you would want to direct the energy and surround your wallet with it and visualize it full, still with the energy around it. Now this is where you command it. For example, you would affirm silently "large amounts of free and easy obey are coming to me. This money is all mine to keep and spend as I wish". Color is VERY important. For white magic (ex: attracting money, losing weight, anything positive, including love) you would want to use a white-gold mixture, the most powerful color. For black magic (bad luck, curses, etc and the like), it is best to use black or grey, the colors of negative energy.
About black magic:
Doing black magic is more dangerous than white magic. NEVER make a tie between you and the working when doing black magic. This will make your desired outcome get you, also. Obviously, this isn't what you want. For black magic you would want to visualize the energy either around you, but not touching you or in you, or simply pull it from the ground. Also, I have found grey to be much more destructive than black, but do whatever makes you comfortable. For example, for bad luck you would want to silently affirm "(name the misfortune) is affecting (name of person)". While doing this you would place the energy around the person and visualize the specific misfortune over and over. Also, when affirming while visualizing, always affirm 5-10 times or more. Five times the minimum.
So that's how I do my magic. I've found it to be the best method for myself, so I thought i'd share. Let me know what you think. : )