Siva came in many, many forms today, including a whole bus load of metaphysical students from countries all over the world.
Though our stream is still not receiving water from the reservoir, there has been sufficient and regular rain to keep our ponds full and the lotuses are blooming. This one is right in front where all can see.
In our teachings we're both monistic and theistic. In the beliefs of Saivism the idea of the three worlds is the basis and key to understanding temple worship, theism. The inner worlds are there to help you. The essence of the soul is already the same as the essence of God Siva, monism. You just have to find it.