When you dream you act from the being level and not the intellectual level, and that is how you are still working on your entropy. And looking at the decisions you made in your dreams will give you an idea of who you are at the being level.
I agree with you here because, in part, my journals support your assertion.
Unless you are lucid dreaming, (being aware you are dreaming,) then you have no control over your dreams. And there is nothing for you to do but possibly analyze what decisions you made in your dreams.
This has not been my experience. I have had more creative control while in the waking state whether it is a lucid dream, false awake, out of body, or any other metaphor used to describe phasing/switching into another data stream. The only distinction is the degree of awareness and focus in the range of fuzzy dream state versus waking state. The waking state exploration is where the NPMR "bootstrapping" takes place that Tom refers to.