The line "worried that we couldn't pick things up" made me think of 'picking things up' mentally, psychicly.
I don't know - it might seem far-fetched but perhaps you ARE in the process of learning how to 'pick things up' from other worlds? Ya know? The more your soul/spirit/higher self learns in that Library of All That Is the more you WILL learn to 'pick things up'.
That stood out for me!
Oh and in the 2nd dream the fact that you could see what others couldn't see....that's pretty clear! Abilities!