Setting the wards/wands.
Look up the spell and set the ward/wands on something/one. Write the images that come as the protecting force. Do this once a week.
Talking with nature:
Talk with nature at least once a week. Select a rock or a tree to work with. It will be hard at first but you will learn much.
Once a night just sit and let the energies follow into you and around you. I do this and it fells great.
Create an alter, the center place that you will do your magic.