7 Gates: Eyes, Ears, Nostrils, Mouth
Cleansing, repairing our Midot for Sephirat HaOmer is less intense if we control our 7 Gates and what we allow to enter from the outside and what we allow to exit to the outside.
Create 'garments' as Gates and fences for our openings. Make 'judges and officers' to ensure that what comes in through our Gates is not the bad which contaminates, but the good.
Bring into our hearts, words of Torah.
Reb Nachman teaches that there are 7 passageways to the soul.
He who worries about his soul, not to bring it to impurity, will fence himself in what respects to the eyes and if this is difficult for him, he should strengthen himself with all his power and might. And he should know that his soul depends on this. And if we will not be careful about this, all his service is as nothing, and nothing will he get out of all his service, and on the contrary, G-d forbid he will descend low, very low...
And he should not worry about what others say...
And this is very hard in the beginning... but with time he will get used to guarding his eyes. And through this, he will find rest for his soul from many evils and confusion and then he will be able to serve Hashem and he will accomplish salvation for his soul with the Help of the Blessed One.
May the refinement work of cosmic cleansing that I do on myself during the 49 days of Kabbalistically Counting the Sephirat HaOmer help me to mamash/truly be who I am, and need to become. I need to delete klipot/husks (negative influences) and again ready myself for Shavuot by strengthening, elevating and perfecting my midot/character traits.