I like how you used those dream sequences to naturally enhance your plots with the dreams feeling natural and understandably psychological.
To me, I need to be careful that I don’t overuse dreams in my stories to the point that they detract from the overall plot. When I returned to the first draft of a story I’m working on, I found to my alarm that every chapter had a dream sequence, to the point that the story flow was absolutely chaotic.
I’m editing it now to the point that there’s only a handful of dream sequences in comparison, and this time, they do naturally enhance the plot by revealing important things, without feeling forced.
My new rule of thumb with dreams in my writing is that adding dreams to a plot is much like adding salt to a cooking dish; just as salt is only used sparingly to enhance the dish’s flavor, so to should dreams be used sparingly, just enough to enhance the power and appeal of the main plot.