Both dreams are really astral experiences with being from adjacent astral worlds. The main problem with this kind of experience is that if you do not understand that it is astral and if you do not know that such encounters are normal in the lower astral existence, your mind will form its own conclusions which might be erroneous.
Then that will cause a sort of freak out, fear or misunderstanding and it might cause your astral projection experiences to go into the subconscious phase of your mind, which means that you will not be conscious as in lucid dreaming and astral projection.
In the second dream those things in the procession which you could not figure out were gnomes. They usually act like that but with no intention to harm anyone. There used to be many human beings in UK and in Europe who were related to these gnomes and who has dwarflike bodies. After medical science advanced, doctors to steps to wipe out these gnome people but they still exist in the astral world in an adjacent dimension. They hang around organic gardens, kitchens where organic food is cooked and cupboards which are made of old wood.
In the first experience those beings were also there except that you misunderstood their actions. Usually they want children to play with them in the astral world when children are sleeping but if you don’t want to play with them then they might do something annoying like running over your Dad. Sometimes they stay in a room where an old man sleeps and snores or where an old lady stays.
Then they greet these souls when their bodies finally leave the physical side for good.
These gnomes are not harmful to human beings and they do not have enough supernatural power to overpower a human being or even a human child but if you misunderstand them, your mind will freak out anyway.
I would suggest for you also a meditation regiment. To get some idea about it you can check out my recent book. See the Web address below.
There is another thing though, which is that you should check out Findhorn Community, Findhorn fairies on the Web. That is a spiritual community in Scotland. They specialize in contacting these types of beings
Here is the address to my recent book: https://sites.google.com/site/michae...tion-pictorial