I agree with everything said here. It is about intention, energy work, shadow work, getting comfortable with yourself, and knowing there is no wrong way - as long as you aren’t hurting someone or trying to control them.
The only thing I would add is setting correct expectations. Our spell work is different from what is seen in movies and tv shows. While healing can happen, it needs to be working with science. The moon can reveal itself during a thunderstorm, but it can decide not to, also. Communication across vast distances without the aid of the internet or phones can happen, but you might just need to turn on a computer or pick up the phone. Sharing dreams, waking up at just the right moment, sending that note of encouragement at just the right moment, and seeing blue orbs and white auras, all can happen. (These all happened to me.)
Hope for these things but remember we live in the natural world and it takes supernatural events for us to experience. You are not doing anything wrong if you don’t get these things every time you do spell work. There is nothing wrong with your magic. This stuff happens when the universe says it needs to happen for you.
Edit: This sounds somewhat dogmatic and matter of the fact. I encourage others to correct me, if needed. There is always room for discussion and different realities for different people and I would be happy to be wrong.