I know there are already a lot of "hi I'm new" posts but I have some questions to ask. I've always tried to learn as much as I can about magic but I've never really had much in results and I was wondering what a beginner needs to focus on before casting spells. I know I need to learn about how and why magic works but do I need to do something along the lines of meditate? Or focus on where my energy comes from? What do I need to do to prepare for the future of casting spells and being serious about magic?