Energy is intensifying with the convergence of the coming Maha Ardra puja, total lunar eclipse, the northern hemisphere’s winter solstice and the beginning of Pancha Ganapati all on the same day-- December 21st.
Lord Siva is the Supreme Being of the universe, not one of many gods. To Saivites Siva is the supreme being; to Vaishnavites Vishnu is the supreme being. The soul starts with experiencing the world. On one side the soul is pulled by veiling grace toward the world. On the inside the soul is pulled by revealing grace toward God. Resolving karma, maturing in the world, fulfilling dharma, we move toward imperturbability, realization, moksha.