Dress Your Truth (DYT) by Carol Tuttle is another example of personality typing that comes from energy profiling. It seems to be quite popular with some folks on GCM. Personality typing has already been discussed here. What is energy profiling? “Energy Profiling® is based on the scientific principle that the four elements of our DNA create our human nature and our natural expressions.” For more information, I got this quote from Ms. Tuttle’s website here. It reminds me of Hippocrates’ bodily humors theory: blood-sanguine (extroverted and social), black bile-melancholic (creative, kind and considerate), yellow bile-choleric (energy, passion and charisma), and phlegm-phlegmatic (dependability, kindness, and affection).
Carol Tuttle’s beliefs are seeping in New Age ideas. I saw on her website where she has one book that combines energy healing, metaphysics and Christianity. I haven’t read any of her books, nor do I want to, so I can’t go into great detail, but looking at her website with all the talk of energy, manifesting, chakras and the like is all a Christian should need to know to keep their distance from her. Ms. Tuttle is Mormon. I found a Mormon site that had several quotes by Ms. Tuttle. They are not impressed with her either because they claim she teaches the occult (her “angels” sound like demons masquerading as angels of light)! Along with her New Age concepts, Christians will also be getting bad theology because Mormons don’t hold to correct theology (Although they use many words that Christians use, their Jesus is not our Jesus. Their Jesus is Lucifer’s brother but our Jesus is God. They also believe that all good Mormons can become gods of their own world one day. Christians know we will be with the Lord forever praising and worshipping Him alone!). Should Christians be promoting these kinds of ideas?
According to Ms. Tuttle’s website, “These programs show women how to best express their inner beauty in their outward appearance.” But God’s word says that God looks at the heart not the outward appearance. God does let us know a bit about how our outward appearance should be…good works and Christ.
…likewise also that women should adorn themselves in respectable apparel, with modesty and self-control, not with braided hair and gold or pearls or costly attire, but with what is proper for women who profess godliness—with good works.
(1 Timothy 2:9-10 ESV)
Do not let your adorning be external—the braiding of hair and the putting on of gold jewelry, or the clothing you wear—but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God’s sight is very precious.
(1 Peter 3:3-4 ESV Speaking about wives.)
But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to gratify its desires.
(Romans 13:14 ESV)
The website, In Christ Alone, has a great article on being clothed with Christ.
What should the Christian think about beauty? God has that answer!
Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain,
but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.
(Proverbs 31:30 ESV)
Read Isaiah 3:16-24 to find out the outcome of proud women. All the outward adornments are taken away and well done hair becomes bald, perfume turns to rottenness. From Carol’s site, “Women who dress their truth love and honor themselves every day, just with what they put on in the morning.” GCMers don’t make how you dress an idol. Even our Savior did not have any beauty.
…He had no form or majesty that we should look at Him,
and no beauty that we should desire Him.
(Isaiah 53:2 ESV)
Let our focus be on Christ, not clothes.
“Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
(Matthew 6:25-33 ESV Emphasis mine)
Can’t sum it up any better than Matthew!