Simply a "focused intention"
How does one become more powerful, or proficient, in casting spells?
Through minimizing emotional turmoil within -- thus allowing you to concentrate your "attention" more fully
Therefore, to become more powerful, your primary goal should be to eliminate "distraction"
A ritual is an "aid" to help you focus. In and of itself, it means nothing. The "magic" is how U FEEL. A ritual is a bus to help you move towards that feeling
Get into the space where your intentions are "clear"
Through whatever means "works" for U
This is what matters most