when casting, there are three things you need to hold in your mind durring the process.
1, your goal, desire and objective. the thing you want to have happen.
2, your intention to make that thing happen via magic.
3, your intention to set that magic in motion through whatever action or process you’ve chosen*.
* in keeping with other principles of magic, that process is generally some form of symbolic expression of the first intention (your goal) stated to the universe at large. such an act can involve vocalization and words, action and gesture, and items, object and substances all intended to deepen the symbolism.