This has been an enlightening discussion, but I was a surprised by the limits of the logic Geoff described coming from some of the DL followers.
The idea we cannot hear from the Father because of the physical elements supposedly associated with automatic writing doesn't mesh with what Judas communicated August 23 2001. Granted this is not one of the Padgett messages, but many of us here, (myself included), hold them as almost equally remarkable:
"I’m going to tell you a little bit more about automatic writing.
Usually we understand under automatic writing that a spirit transmits his thoughts to a medium, and additionally moves the medium’s
hand in order to write the same thoughts on paper, or in modern times, via the keyboard. It is also common to imagine that the
hand’s automatic movement is so independent, that the medium may engage in a conversation with another person, while s/he is
There is the extreme case, where the medium’s hand moves automatically, but in reality it is not the spirit who is writing, but the
medium himself or herself, although totally without him/her being aware of it. In other words, this kind of medium possesses a high
degree of dissociative power, in the sense that his or her conscious actions may disconnect completely from his/her unconscious
actions. Hence the impression that the hand really moves automatically. Something similar, though not exactly the same, occurs when
an experienced pianist reads and plays a sheet of music new to him/her, and his/her fingers fly automatically over the keys in
order to play the corresponding notes s/he is reading, and only in complicated passages has to concentrate really in what his/her
hands are doing.
There is the other extreme where the medium perceives clear thoughts, and writes them down on paper or on the computer. It is like
a dictation received by a secretary.
Between both extremes there is a wide scale of different degrees of dissociation, as we have described it earlier. But all shades
of writing mediumship have in common that they fix thoughts formed in the medium’s brain."
So it appears the mechanism that results in automatic writing is not as physical as it is mental--the medium writes what is in the brain rather than a spirit guiding the hand. If we accept the limitation that the Father can only "speak" to the soul, the question becomes not whether the Father's spirit body physically assumes control of the medium's hand, but how well the medium's brain can "hear" his/her soul and write what is heard. We know the soul can communicate with the mind, therefore the Father absolutely can speak to us through automatic writing or soul to soul whenever we allow ourselves to hear Him.
Make your hands say what your heart has heard. Make your voice speak what your heart has heard.
I took that last quote out of the context of the original question it was meant to answer, (See Geoff's message at the start of this thread), but it sure seems to speak to the task of the medium, doesn't it?
Love to all!