Your staff will start out as a long branch. It is best to keep looking for one that really calls to you rather than just settling for one that you feel is OK. It should be big enough around that your thumb and middle finger can touch but not much more. It's okay to be a little bigger or smaller though. It should be around as tall as you, up to a foot longer or shorter depending on what you like. Carve off all the skin and bark with a knife. This part is important as the amount of effort you put in will not only bond it with you but also charge it with energy.
Once ready, sit Japanese style on your heels and hold the staff so the middle is resting on your legs. Begin visualizing energy flaming around the staff. Feel more and more power going through it.
Basic staffs are of one of the four basic elements. Chant the one appropriate for the element you want:
"omni betidoct luminoct. pyros omoptio, pyros pises. pyros bentidoct, pyros dorise."
"omni betidoct luminoct. geos omoptio, geos pises. geos bentidoct, geos dorise."
"omni betidoct luminoct. aeros omoptio, aeros pises. aeros bentidoct, aeros dorise."
"omni betidoct luminoct. hydros omoptio, hydros pises. hydros bentidoct, hydros dorise."