As with all questions of this type, the differences can be unique to each person. That being said, each side effect of subliminals — stonewalling, overload and reconciliation — tends to have distinct characteristics that can help you differentiate.
Stonewalling is the complete lack of results, good or bad. Here’s the thing with stonewalling — for some reason, users tend to get this inexplicable urge to keep running the subliminal, even though they seemingly aren’t seeing any change. That’s because, your subconscious IS getting the subliminal input and recognizes that this is occurring, but is refusing to acknowledge any of the changes. No one quite knows what causes stonewalling yet, but the prevailing theory is that stonewalling is the subconscious outright refusing to accept the changes suggested by the subliminal audio due to an intense fear that it doesn’t even want to face.
Look for the apparent lack of results AND the urge to keep running the title. If you get strong urges to STOP, this is most likely reconciliation.
To deal with stonewalling, cut back on the number of loops SIGNIFICANTLY. If you try to brute force the subconscious into submission, you may end up stonewalling even harder. Next, you’ll need to take action toward the goal of your stack. If you’re running a wealth subliminal stack, for example, work diligently toward creating more wealth — even if that means something as simple as reading marketing strategies for a business you want to launch, or researching products for your future eCommerce store.
The goal here is to “prove” to the subconscious that change is good. By slowly introducing change organically, the subconscious mind may not go into “lockdown” mode and cause stonewalling.
Overload occurs when you’ve run too many loops, or the subconscious is just overloaded due to the demands of the subliminal (manifestation subs like R.I.C.H. can cause this). Overload manifests as profound physical and mental fatigue. You may find it hard to talk or write complex sentences and your thinking may simply feel sluggish. Overload is pretty obvious, as opposed to stonewalling and reconciliation. It’s a very distinct sensation. If you’re feeling like you need extra sleep (but doesn’t seem to help), and caffeine or another stimulant doesn’t help, it’s most likely overload.
To deal with overload, take a few rest days without ANY subliminal stimuli, eat healthy, nutrient-rich foods and get adequate sleep. Overload tends to pass fairly quickly. Most people recover within a day or two. If you experience a long period of overload, you may be going through reconciliation also. Overload and reconciliation often hits at the same time, leaving you annoyed and fatigued.
Reconciliation is the trickiest of the bunch, so tricky that we’ve had to write multiple articles and posts on the community forum about it. Basically, reconciliation is any kind of side effect that causes you to NOT run the subliminal. It’s a sneaky little bugger — it tends to manifest in ways you don’t expect (but nothing dangerous) and also has the tendency to convince you that it’s not even happening! Even though it’s very obvious that you’re being overly moody and frustrated, you may perceive it as everyone else having an issue.
Some things to look for: moodiness, extreme frustration and anger, a desire to switch subs constantly, a feeling that the subliminal isn’t working (which can be similar to stonewalling, but without the urge to keep listening), weird fears (what if this is mind control — hint: it’s not, you’d fight that scripting), “I had better results off of the sub,” etc. It’s hard to define, but once you recognize it, you’ll always recognize it.
One method to determine whether you’re experiencing reconciliation is performing an emotion check. This is a tactic that was created by one of the founders of Subliminal Club. To do an emotion check, you get a piece of paper, go somewhere comfortable and write down how you feel in one sentence. Don’t overthink it, just let the words fly. You’ll want to be a bit poetic (you’ll see why in the example), since that can create an “anchor” to the emotion. For example, one of the founders of Subliminal Club first wrote that his “soul feels like it’s crying,” when undergoing reconciliation. Now, whenever he suspects he’s going through reconciliation, he’ll know for sure if his “soul is crying.”
With reconciliation, there’s not much you can do except let it run it’s course. Reconciliation is actually a good thing, as it indicates that you are processing the subliminal’s script and dealing with the internal changes. While it may feel uncomfortable, you are not at any risk. Exercise tends to help resolve reconciliation quickly. Also, soothing environments and actions — like taking a nice, warm shower — helps with reconciliation a lot.