AW! COME ON PEOPLE!
Tris needs our help. He is going through one of the worst periods of his life – everything just came tumbling down on him all at once. His problems are health related. Physical problems lead to emotional problems, then to mental problems and finally spiritual problems.
His spiritual problems are not a loss of belief – that will never happen. His spiritual problems are in the fact that he can’t financially keep this site running any longer by himself.
I’ve known and worked off and on with Tris for about 10 years now. I met him when Esoteric Online had just 50 members. Now it has over 13,000 members. He has persevered all these years, paying all of the cost of keeping the site going by himself. His health was fine at that time and his work record impeccable with good pay checks which he unselfishly used to pay the site fees.
Now the tide has turned for him and he can no longer keep it going. He desperately needs help. I do know that his philosophy is that no one should ever have to pay to get spiritual help and teachings.
I told him that they pass the plates every Sunday in churches all over the world. I’ve been an organist for these churches for over 70 years and I know they have to keep the lights on. Tris does not want to have to do this, but I think he’s being unrealistic about it.
My suggestion is that he make Esoteric Online a membership site with dues. How much these dues should be, I don’t know. I suggested $5.00 a month. That may be too high – depending on how many respond. Maybe $3.00 a month, or maybe even $1.00 a month. Does anyone else have any thoughts on this?
Have you ever been depressed? Well I have and it’s no fun. I’ve helped EO with what I could. Last month I donated $100.00 Several months last fall I donated $50.00 a month. And that on my Social Security that I really need for doctor’s bills.
I’ll be 86 years old next month. I’ve had 4 back surgeries and need a 5th one. I need a total knee replacement on one leg and the other one is going. I have diabetes, have had a pulmonary embolism – 3 bloods went through my lungs – I’m on blood thinners and I now have what is called BOOP similar to COPD but more serious and a hiatal hernia. But I’m still going. I aim to get my spiritual material out there which costs money, but I give what I can to EO to keep it going.
Tris needs propped up at this time. So, Come on folks – let’ get behind Tris - someone prop him up under each arm and several hold his legs until he pulls through his health problems. I’d like to hear some answers in the comment section of what other people’s thoughts are on this. Tris also won’t stoop to letting advertising ruin the site. I have to admire him for this, but at the same time he’s got to be able to keep the lights on. What do you other members think about advertising? Do you want to see it on EO?
Let me hear from you and more importantly, let Tris hear from you! Give the poor guy some support right now. Isn’t that what being spiritual is all about anyway?