An interesting thought came to me as I read this thread just now.
I, too, tend to look up when searching for God (especially when instructed to bow my head and pray for God's blessing ). I don't know why I look up. It just feels right. Maybe it has to do with thinking of God as a higher power;One it is fitting to look up to.
But when we listen to the heart of the gospel message, we get the teaching that God is with the poor and downtrodden; those generally seen as lower than ourselves.
When Mother Theresa looked for God, she looked on the streets and in the gutters.