9 episodes

"Nothing you do matters, unless what you do matters." Amadon DellErba is on a journey of self-mastery. Join him in the exploration of the spiritual, psychological, intellectual, and emotional elements that make up the mortal life.
A free-form podcast about transformation, growth, and purpose; elevating and expanding the super-conscious mind while honoring the down-to-earth wisdom that keeps us grounded and real.
Equal parts profound and profane; sacred and secular, "Get Real or Die Trying" is a reality check for a world becoming increasingly more unreal.

Get Real or Die Trying with Amadon DellErba Global Change Media

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"Nothing you do matters, unless what you do matters." Amadon DellErba is on a journey of self-mastery. Join him in the exploration of the spiritual, psychological, intellectual, and emotional elements that make up the mortal life.
A free-form podcast about transformation, growth, and purpose; elevating and expanding the super-conscious mind while honoring the down-to-earth wisdom that keeps us grounded and real.
Equal parts profound and profane; sacred and secular, "Get Real or Die Trying" is a reality check for a world becoming increasingly more unreal.

    Ep. 9: Interview With Brigitte Mars

    Ep. 9: Interview With Brigitte Mars

    Amadon DellErba interviews Brigitte Mars - herbalist, author of 14 books, professor, & natural chef with close to 50 years of experience in her field – to explore health in these times of global pandemic & the body/mind/soul connection to our well-being.

    Brigitte teaches Herbal Medicine at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado and The School of Health Mastery in Iceland.  She has taught at Omega Institute; Esalen; Kripalu; Sivananda Yoga Ashram; Arise, Envision and Unify Festivals; and The Mayo Clinic.  She blogs for the Huffington Post and Care2.  She is also a member of the American Herbalists Guild.

    Brigitte is the author of many books, including The Home Reference to Holistic Health and Healing, The Country Almanac of Home Remedies, The Desktop Guide to Herbal Medicine, Beauty by Nature, Addiction Free Naturally, The Sexual Herbal, Healing Herbal Teas, Rawsome!, and co-author of The HempNut Cookbook.  She has also produced several educational DVDs and her latest project is a phone app called iPlant that helps budding herbalists to identify plants in the wild.

    Amadon (a member of the board of directors for Avalon Organic Gardens & EcoVillage & Mystic Farms) and Brigitte discuss issues we are facing as a world community taking care of our health in the time of COVID-19.  Highlighting positive impacts this pandemic can have on our health consciousness, together they look at how the Coronavirus is revealing some of our unsustainable modern-world habits and the need for change.


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    • 58 min
    Ep. 8: Drop the Facade!

    Ep. 8: Drop the Facade!

    In Episode 8, Amadon DellErba delves deeper into what it means to “get real” in his exploration of what it means to “drop the facade”.  What masks do we wear, consciously or unconsciously, to appear how we think we should be?  Or how we think others want us to be?

    Our culture, particularly in the Western world, praises material success, beauty, youth, and a do-it-yourself mentality that is unsustainable and fosters arrogance, competition, selfishness and a false sense of identity.  Amadon discusses the spiritual issues behind our facades and shares from personal experience how we can find and embrace our true God-given unique personalities through honesty, humility and correction.  Truly successful people are raw, real and courageous with their emotions, which are sometimes messy and unpleasant.  Amadon explores the spiritual principles of vulnerability and the desire for correction that free us from negative thinking patterns that keep us in bondage.


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    • 19 min
    Ep. 7: Fight or Flight? ...Neither

    Ep. 7: Fight or Flight? ...Neither

    Amadon DellErba talks about the fight or flight response and the need to shift our reactions to responses. The "Fight or Flight" response is linked with victim-mentality. It must be acknowledged consciously. Our thinking is based on our beliefs and we can become delusional as we project our imagination into our reactions.

    Amadon uses The URANTIA Book to illustrate the concept of perception. He also references the book, The Diamond Cutter by Geshe Michael Roach. He discusses the process of imprinting on our minds and the need to live with intention. Amadon speaks of reactions as being thoughts of our past and responses being thoughts of our present and future.

    People can use good assertion to assess, adapt, and act with strength and compassion. As he shares in this episode, "If you want to progress into an optimum spiritual human being, take responsibility for yourself and your actions. Don't cast blame."




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    • 28 min
    Ep. 6: Know Your Limitations

    Ep. 6: Know Your Limitations

    Amadon DellErba discusses knowing your limitations and boundaries. He recalls past times when he was forced to accept his own limitations through pain and suffering. 

    Ambitious souls often push the boundaries ahead of appropriate timing. Amadon sees boundaries and limitations as weaknesses that can only be overcome through spiritual growth and teamwork. He discusses the importance of having trusted, spiritual elder and comrades who can help identify our strengths and weaknesses, as well as compensate for our short-comings and limitations. He also warns of the people in our lives who impose their own limitations on our growth and consciousness.

    Ultimately, our potential is limitless through our unbound consciousness. This expands through meaningful communion with the Creator. True expansion of the mind and soul comes from spiritual growth. The only way to exceed our limitations and boundaries is through conscious growth and the development of virtuous habits.




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    • 21 min
    Ep. 5: The Pursuit To Balanced Masculinity - Part II

    Ep. 5: The Pursuit To Balanced Masculinity - Part II

    Amadon DellErba discusses “The Pursuit to Balanced Masculinity.” Part two of a two-part podcast. Part I was released as Episode 4.

    In this episode, Amadon discusses men's lack of willingness to be disliked, high standards, and failure. Balanced masculinity is a practice of self control. He encourages men to be bold and manly, courageous, protectors and providers.

    Society has much to learn about manliness. Amadon talks about "Boys Don't Cry" mentality and how it cripples men-becoming from expressing their emotions appropriately.

    Amadon talks about chauvinistic/patriarchal wrong-thinking and the need to treat women with respect. He  honors the women of his life, especially his mother, Niann Emerson Chase, for nurturing his respect for all that is sacred.

    Amadon gives a brief introduction to the concept of balanced father- and mother-circuitry as taught in The Cosmic Family Volumes. Merging gentleness and strength is the balance of masculine/feminine circuitry.


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    • 21 min
    Ep. 4: The Pursuit To Balanced Masculinity - Part I

    Ep. 4: The Pursuit To Balanced Masculinity - Part I

    Amadon DellErba discusses “The Pursuit to Balanced Masculinity.”
    Part one of a two-part podcast. Part II will be released as Episode 5.

    In this episode, Amadon poses questions many men ask themselves about identity and masculinity. “What is it to be manly?”

    Balanced masculinity is a near constant pursuit for men of all ages. Amadon discusses the lack of balanced men in this world, encouraging them not to fear being truly manly.  He talks about absolute thinking guiding men on their path towards self-mastery and self-control.

    Amadon talks about the need for men to become more wise and loving guides for their children, especially their sons. He emphasizes the recognition and respect of women and femininity, including honoring male sensitivity.

    Men need to be willing to set boundaries. Real men have friends, but they also have enemies; a consequence to being willing to stand for truth and personal ideals.


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    • 21 min

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