Intentions are not wishes, they require 4 things to work,
A strong belief in your intention, this is why they are not wishes, when we wish for something it is with out belief, Sotta like wishing for a new job and not filling out application anywhere or wishing for a life partner with out looking for one. Belief is the first thing, but you must believe in your ability to bring the intention is to reality.
Secondly we must take action, if your intention is find love or live in a off grid community or anything you desire you must take action every day to bring it about.
Thirdly, keep your intention to your self (unless you have someone who shares your intention). People have knee jerk responces to people who have intentions. Most are frightend by people who are creating their own world, this fear causes them to berate and belittle those who have a vision.
And lastly but certainly not least you must have patience. My wife hase something she tells me when I get down or tired of waiting for our intentions to come true "the universe always test you to see if you really believe in your intentions, if you are patience your intentions will come true".
If you need someone to listen to you, were here. We believe