Dress Your Truth

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!

20 responses to “Dress Your Truth

  1. Thank you so much for this post. I am a Mormon mom of 7 and many of my Mormon friends are being hoodwinked by Carol Tuttle’s teachings because she is a Mormon and they think she is safe and she uses some Mormon references that sound pleasing to deceive, but a long with that are many, many teachings that she presents that are in direct opposite of what we believe, but subtle enough to confuse. Although we use the KJV the scriptures you post are quoted frequently, and she is in defiance of how God looks not on the outward appearance. Some of our most beautiful Mormon women are those who are native Mexican indians who are extremely poor and wear donated clothing, mismatched, wearing no jewelry or make up, with beautiful long braids down their backs because they can’t afford to have it styled, but their beautiful, sweet countenances overpower because they are pure and the testimony of Christ is strong in them. I am sickened by the selfishness Carol’s teachings are promoting and saddened when I watch her teaching take precendence over the best things we should be doing in our lives, serving the Lord and His children, self sacrificing, and recognizing our Divine nature that we are His daughters. You have given me the words to express my feelings about this wolf in sheep’s clothing. Thank you.

  2. In reference to the scriptures above, I mean the scriptures are quoted in our church frequently enough that we all have them memorized and should know better that the outside appearance is of little consequence to the Lord.

  3. Thank you for posting this. I heard through a blog about her beauty profiling, which I thought sounded interesting.. But the more I’ve heard from her and seen, I knew something was off. Then I googled her name and a website called chakra.com/caroltuttle or something like that popped up. WHAT!? She’s luring women in with her “God bless you”s to.. THAT!? Scary stuff. I knew something was off. Thank you for exposing this to the light- and YES we shouldn’t be so worried about our outward appearance- our hearts are way way way more important to our Savior and God! Jesus is Lord and I can’t wait to worship Him forever, I’m so glad it’s NOT about us- it’s about HIM! To Him be the praise forever 🙂

  4. Energy therapies are not “New Age” .. and Energy Therapy’s do not interfere with whatever your personal spiritual beliefs are. If you want to attack Ms. Tuttle because she is Mormon or because she cares what she looks like then do. And understand what you are talking about before you puke your uneducated thoughts on a therapy that helps millions of people be better – healthier people.. without DRUGS from Big Pharma prescribed by brainwashed MD’s who care more about money than you.

    • Why do you say that energy therapies are not New Age????

    • Actually, it is my understanding that Carol using therapy that was developed in the 1920’s by a Japanese Buddhist named, Mikao Usui. This would make it neither New Age or ancient. If you want to learn more about Reiki Therapy http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reiki use this link. On her web site it states….”Carol is a certified Master Rapid Eye Therapist, a Reiki Master Teacher, certified Energy Medicine and Emotional Freedom Technique Therapist.” Any Christian or Mormon can read up on this information and then become educated and decide for themselves if they interfere with their personal belief’s.

      As for myself, I follow a low-fat plant based diet, exercise and do everything I can to show love by service, and that keeps me away from Big Pharma and any wolf in sheep’s clothing that may be out there, and I know one benefits from my hard earned dollars but my savings account.

    • Amen to that, Liz! I am not Mormon, so I am not defending that. As to Energy therapies, they are mis-classed when the author says they are New Age. It is merely an alternative, healing method to the synthetic pharmaceuticals we are so fond of pumping our bodies full of these days. Before Big Pharma, all that existed in the world was herbs and energy healing. The author would know that, if she knew anything about medical history. There are a LOT of inaccuracies in this writer’s post.

      To the author of the post: Please fact check, before you state something, emphatically judge, and accuse. Especially, when you admit you really don’t know what it is all about. Throwing scriptures in your post, that are taken out of contact, are not the way to prove your point. It reveals what this truly is – someone casting judgement on someone or something that they have not investigated thoroughly. It is sad that you have nothing better to do than sit around and make yourself feel better by tearing down others. I will pray for you, because your sense of faith is somewhat skewed. Blessings!

  5. I mean “no one”.

  6. I want to correct myself. I don’t know, myself, if Reiki healing does encompass new age philosophies. So I retract what I said about Carol’s techniques being neither new age or ancient, but what I do know is that the masters of Reiki have, throughout the last century, monetarily for their service, and where can one trace their authority? That’s what bothers me.

  7. Wow you are very judgmental. I hope that serves you. I know Jesus did not judge… read your blessed Bible What would Jesus do? He would love her. That’s all nothing more and nothing less.

  8. Do you not realize you are judging me so therefore, you too are judgmental?

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  10. This is the stupidest most hateful article I’ve ever seen, Good would be ashamed of you

  11. Hello. Carol Tuttle is not promoting an adverse religion. She has brought a lot of love into the lives of a lot of people, both women and men. She has brought personal acceptance. She does not , is not trying to change people’s personal religious or spiritual beliefs. She is trying to help people feel better about who they are as individuals. What she teaches is that everyone has a basic nature ….calm and serene, or bubbly and happy, or precise and directed, or energetic and driven. She teaches about ways to recognize the kind traits you naturally have and how, by going with that nature, you can free yourself from past hurts and allow yourself to grow. It does not matter what your personal beliefs are. She is not promoting anti Christianity or anti Mormonism, or anti anything else. As far as the “beauty” end of it goes. She teaches that each type of personality or nature, has expressions in nature which compliment it. and clothing and dress, fits in there. You can have no money, no make up, no fancy clothes, and still be true to your nature. If you have a very bold personality, you look better in strong, bolder colors and outfits with simple bold or structured lines. It’s a simple as that. She also teaches holistic healing that has been around for along time. God made us all different. People seem to fear being different. Carol is reminding us that being different is ok. Personally, I think we celebrate God when we accept who He made us to be. Yes, I am a Christian. No, I am not a Mormon. Thanks.

  12. I recently learned about this woman and I am a Christian I was surprised how my own fashion sense did line up with the model she did present. yes, I don’t agree with the energy stuff or that other weird stuff she talks about, I never participated in the program nor have I read any of her books. I heard about her through a YouTube and pinintrest I approach her from one perspective and one perspective only that’s fashion sense. there is nothing wrong, ungodly, or unbiblical about dressing in colors and wearing hairstyles that fit your personality and appearance. we can’t assume that just because a person dresses nice or enjoys fashion that they are neglecting thier walk with God and character. should Christians walk around depressed looking like crap and soaking in low self esteem? approach everything with carefully take the good spit out the bad. I only utilize the program through pinintrest to create outfits and that’s it. The Word of God says we are fearfully and wonderfully made…. shouldn’t we be allowed to feel that way too? God created everything Satan twisted it… I hate that we give so much to Satan and keep so little when it comes to God.. in other words.. GOD is an artist.. he created us in his image..to be unique and creative. Forever 21is a Christian owned company… they use thier gift to create fashion that sneaks messages of Christ into the world… I think that’s beautiful. yes we should approach dressing your truth with Caution… knowing what we can use and what we can not. I think balance is the key. Jesus hated religion.. He is life.. and dressing up is apart of life.. looking presentable and being happy with who and how God made us.

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