The way I see it, Pantheism, the view that God is in all aspects of nature, is not contradictory to Monotheism, the view that God is a single entity. The dictionary actually defines Monotheism as “belief in one God, or the oneness of God.” A fine distinction there, the oneness of God. This would suggest that even if you do see God in every part of the natural world, God is still One. I would suggest that God is so infinitely vast that encompassing all yet still maintaining oneness would not be beyond God’s ability. I think that probably goes without saying.
I am a Vaishnava Hindu, which is classified as Monotheism, but being that Vishnu is the sustainer of Creation, I believe that Lord Vishnu is not only twirling the cosmos upon his spinning discus, but that the Lord makes Himself at home in all aspects of the cosmos. We invite the Lord, daily, to make Himself at home in all of our activities anyway, don’t we?
I just read recently that a couple of years ago Ringo Starr re-embraced monotheism after a period of flirtation with pantheism. His comment on this change was “thank God.” But it made me wonder what had really changed. I hope Pantheism never gets confused with polytheism. There is a common misconception that all Hindus believe in multiple gods, anywhere from three to thirty-three million of them. Some Hindus do literally believe in various astral beings conduction various business throughout Creation and the astral plane. The truth is most do believe in one all-pervading entity, whether they call it Ishvara, Brahman, etc. Yet all Hindus I have met have greeted one another by saying Namaste or Namaskar to each other, which, by definition, recognizes that Divinity dwells within me, as well as you.
Feel free to add your thoughts on the difference between these two views, if there really is one.