ABOUT PAUL REINIG
Paul grew up in the 60s where all his formal education was at Catholic schools in Lincoln, Nebraska. He was no different than anyone else in that he had a huge fear of change and a fear of death. He also clung heavily onto his mind and its false promises, what some call the ego.
When he graduated from high school in 1971, he felt quite lost and lacked self-esteem. Eventually this caused him to, in February 1975, join the Unification Church, founded by Sun Myung Moon, a Korean evangelist who believed he was the second coming of Christ, where he allowed himself to be swallowed up into a lifestyle that dictated how he was supposed to think, what his daily schedule was supposed to be, and what his entire lifestyle was supposed to look like. He spent the next 23 years lecturing, fundraising, witnessing and traveling, both nationally and internationally. During these years his heart grew to an extent, but not so much from doing what he was told to do but rather, from doing (on rare occasions) what his heart was compelling him to do.
In 1991 he graduated from Regents College in Albany, New York with a BS in General Science. He immediately entered the Unification Theological Seminary in Barrytown, New York and graduated in 1993 with a Masters Degree in Religious Education. He then attended the University of Nebraska where he earned the equivalent of a BA in Broadcast journalism in 1996, followed by a short stint as a TV Reporter in southern Oklahoma.
Paul's Seminary education was quite an eye-opener because he discovered information that only today is becoming available to the masses, thanks to the best selling book, Jesus, Interrupted: Revealing the Hidden Contradictions in the Bible, by Bart D. Erhman, which reveals that certain books of the New Testament were written decades after Jesus, and that mainline Christian theology was made up by still later theologians. This awareness caused a crisis of faith that eventually led to letting go of Moon's truth, and thus, lifestyle, in 1998, and later in the same year, going through a divorce from his Moon-chosen wife of 16 years.
Feeling extremely confused and vulnerable, Paul was motivated to find deeper answers to the question, “Who am I”. He began a period of soul searching during which he came to the realization that it is an illusion that he is separate from God and others (see his article on “The Multiplying of Source” in his Blog) This inner search has shown him how to truly love himself.
Primarily, he learned that loving himself meant to accept everything about himself, bar none. He realized that all his life he had been pushing away any unwanted emotions that were being triggered by all his beliefs. Unfortunately, pushing them away always had the effect of giving them energy, causing his emotions to inevitably return, for that which we resist, persists. Rather than pushing them away, he began honoring them, allowing them to be felt and if appropriate, expressed. This had the effect of allowing them to come to a natural resolution. The insights he has gained through this process have the potential to help anyone who sincerely desires to develop a relationship with Source and themselves, which is quite literally the same thing.
In the summer of 2003, Paul received through journaling a map of sorts of four things he's always been passionate about. Recently he added one more. The following are what he calls his Five Words:
The Written Word. Along with Paul's strong commitment to fall in love with the Source within him has always been a desire to share what he's learned with the world. His first book, A Grand And Glorious Adventure: The Saboteur Years, self-published in 2007, was only the tip of the iceberg concerning the story of his life. In addition to this book, he has several more in the works, including Apostle Paul: The Untold Story, which is now available as a download on this web site.
The Spoken Word. Paul received a clear glimpse into his speaking potential for the first time in 1976. He had just been hand-picked by Moon to be a State Leader in Louisiana and had the opportunity to speak to over 200 students at a Southern Baptist Seminary about Moon’s teachings. Since 1976, he's had an enormous amount of opportunities to speak, both nationally and internationally. In 2007 Paul recorded Developing a Relationship with Yourself, a 2 CD audio recording on how to genuinely learn to love yourself. Recently he released another 2 CD audio recording, How To Accept Yourself and Bring Home Your Aspects, which is available as a download on this website. He also offers seminars in which he shares how you can learn to love yourself on an intimate level. For more information, see seminars.
The Music Word. Paul bought an acoustic guitar when he was 18 years old and while working with The Unification Church, played guitar at workshops and seminars. In October 1999, he bought his first electric guitar and took lessons in playing lead. His desire is to create music that has the potential to empower individuals to remember who they are by just listening to it. Paul is currently working on making his music available to the public.
The Media Word. Paul's first aspirations towards journalism actually began when he was eight years old when he created a small 1-2 page newsletter called The Coal Miner. He has no memory as to the contents, but remembers how much he enjoyed making it, using colored pens and cutting letters out of magazine ads as a creative way to spell out the title. He took it to school where he passed it around the room for other kids to look at.
By age nine Paul had created his own fictitious sports teams for baseball, basketball, and football. He made up complete leagues with standings and even listed rosters, including uniform numbers for every team. He had quite an imagination, as often he would broadcast these games in his basement or backyard. Many years later while attending seminary, he hosted Coffee House Talks, where he interviewed church elders in front of a camera and live studio audience. While working on his BA in Broadcast journalism Paul ran cameras for the newscast at a local TV station, and created a Beatles specialty show on the campus radio station. After he completed the necessary school hours, he was hired to be a TV Reporter in southern Oklahoma.
For many years Paul has had a vision to create an international news network that would focus on reporting the news of the world from an entirely fresh and new perspective: how we create our own reality. He would include not only what today’s media considers news, but also the activities of people around the world who are providing education geared towards the awareness of Source, as found within oneself. The old energy reporting of news focuses heavily on what we don’t want, instilling fear into the hearts of viewers, but this no longer serves us. This inspiration remains a vision but Paul knows it will manifest at the appropriate hour.
He has however, began his own online listener call-in radio show, Mastering True Love, on which he interviews guests and shares testimony on how he learned to cultivate a safe and sacred space within through accepting all aspects of himself.
The Dance Word. During the mid 80s, Paul began studying a Unification Church martial arts style, Tongil Moo Do, and went on to earn a second degree black belt. While attending seminary he taught this style to his fellow classmates in a dojang the school had set up in the building. When giving public demonstrations of this style, he enjoyed performing a dance kata to music. In 1998 he discovered how much he loved to dance when he learned to square dance, and in 2007, he learned line dancing. He is now offering dance as a means to allow oneself to be fully expressed, to find inner balance, and for exercise and fun. For more information about this passion of his, please see his web site: www.NewEnergyDanceExpression.com.
Eight and a half months
Five years old
Notice the wording on the T-shirt: "Mighty Mouse".
Even at this early age Paul was strongly searching outside himself for a savior.
Christmas 1974. Paul was making rings out of silver and turquoise.