My good friend Meredith has informed me that she’s stumbled upon a groundbreaking revelation. She wrote:
Last night, while showering, having put my face soap on my hands before I remembered to wash the conditioner out of my hair, I stood in the classic â€˜hearing Godâ€™ position (to get the conditioner out without getting my hands wet). You know, hands up in front of you head leaning back, body on an opposing incline.
You know what? It was a noticeably pleasant/light head rush position. I want to know if thatâ€™s true for other people too. Because you know, that would mean that people werenâ€™t actually finding god, they were wanting to find god and then misunderstanding a head rush. Go on. You know you want to try it at your desk.
So, I tried it. Not at my desk — I have a much stronger sense of appropriate workplace decorum than most people give me credit for (note: not actually true). But I did try it in the shower, and my initial feeling was also rather pleasant. However, I do wonder if that was because I was chuckling at the idea that there is a “classic ‘hearing God’ position.” Then I was distracted by the thought that Meredith felt it somehow critical to wash the conditioner out of her hair before soaping up her face, while I tend to be the sort to soap up my hair and let it soak while washing my face, and then returning to rinse out my hair. Then I started singing Daydream Believer and washed my hair twice more before realizing my mistake and finally hopping out to towel off.
So, gentle readers, the point of this rambling story is that I’d like you all to try out the classic “hearing God” position (CHGP, or chuh-GUP) and let me know if you feel the holy spirit snuggling into the cockles of your heart.