Jedi do you mean in front of the axel? FWIW I think, and I have been known to be wrong, that sticky shoes are a red herring. If you need them then you are doing it wrong. Like others say, press down through the pedals on take off, let the bike come up to you and it's all very natural from there. I think you naturally point your toes and direct the bike. What I've seen people who are long term SPD'ers do is try to life the bike with their feet.
Anyway giving skills advice on the Internet is like trying to pull a girl by telling her how well you can wheelie. One of the good skills guys will be able to see what you do wrong in a second and put it right.