David Tubens spent the first half of his life searching for something.
Through a journey that led him 900 miles away from home, Tubens finally found what he’d been looking for, and now he wants to help others find their inner peace too.
Like most other Hispanics in New York City, Tubens was raised Catholic.
During his youth, he served as an altar boy, and even at 18, he was convinced he wanted to be a priest.
But curiosity prompted him to ask questions about the church’s role in government and why things were handled a certain way. Tubens was told to accept everything and cease the question-asking. That’s when he decided to leave the church.
“I was just asking because I wanted to know,” he insisted. “I was always constantly looking for a spiritual connection.”
Tubens describes a rough childhood of domestic abuse and even a spell of homelessness.
Still he kept searching for that missing piece of his puzzle.
“Eventually, I went to work like everybody else,” he said.
While serving as an officer with the New York Police Department’s Emergency Service Unit (the equivalent to SWAT unit) in Lower Manhattan, Tubens was hurt in the line of duty.
He moved his family to Pennsylvania where he worked as a trooper, but still, Tubens kept yearning for something more.
In 1996, he enrolled in Travecca University in Nashville, where he was discouraged from studying music ministry because the industry is tough in Music City.
“Then I looked into behavioral science and psychology,” Tubens remembers. “But I thought, ‘This is so limiting. They’re not touching on anything spiritual for the person.’”
Around that time, he noticed an advertisement for a Buddhist Festival, and one of the sponsors was the Unity Church for Positive Living.
“Wow. This is exactly what I’ve been looking for,” he recalled. “They’re teaching people how to live practically.”
He went on to study metaphysics with the University of Metaphysics, which provided “a whole new realm of thought.” He received his doctorate from University of Sedona shortly thereafter.
“I researched new thoughts and individual religions, and realized this is exactly the path I needed to be on,” Tubens explains. “It is a blend of psychology and Eastern philosophy.”
He had finally found it – internal understanding, inner peace. And in 2009, he began counseling others to help them find it, as well.
Earlier this month, Tubens opened the doors to his new office in historic downtown Murfreesboro at 105 N. Maple St., Ste. 3, next door to Maple Street Grill. There, he provides holistic life counseling to others who are constantly searching for that certain something.
“It’s like seeing a therapist, but I incorporate spirituality when it’s needed,” Tubens explains. “This is for people who are missing something and looking outside themselves and seeking an outside influence.”
Good candidates for the program must meet four qualifications: truly committed to connecting with inner self and expressing that person to the world; willingness to invest a certain amount of time an energy into practicing the tools that can truly make a difference in life; willingness to try things outside of the comfort zone; willingness to make healing a top priority in life.
“This is for somebody who knows life isn’t going the way they wanted it to, or thought it would,” he said. “Everybody goes through that at some point, but this is for someone who has a level of awareness that there’s something more, but they can’t put their finger on it. And they’re willing to make a change.”
He clarified that his process is not New Age; it is New Thought, using spiritual metaphysics. Using a process called “Spiritual Mind Treatment,” Tubens enables an individual to remove the erring belief and accept the truth.
“The ‘beliefs’ referred to is not your ‘religious beliefs,’ but the beliefs you have about you and what you’re truly capable of in your life,” he explains.
“When one person requests help from another, they are mutually connected in consciousness. … We can compare the One Mind to a room with two people in it. At night, the request might desire to be freed from the darkness. The practitioner realizes that by turning the ‘light’ on for him or herself, the practitioner can free the requester from the darkness. … The practitioner did not create the light, but used the knowledge of light and the way the light works.”
He likened it to a computer.
If individuals start programs, then minimize them, they are all constantly running in the background and slowing down processes.
The same goes for life, and Tubens explains how he can go in and address each program, asking, “Do we need this? No, okay, let’s get rid of it.”
Tubens aims to help his clients up, and then they can stand and walk and run on their own.
“I don’t want people to become dependent on someone else for self success,” he said, explaining the process involves unlocking the spirit and mind.