Oprah, Gayle and the Women Say Goodbye
At the end of their life-changing week together, Oprah, Gayle and all the women gather for a farewell champagne toast—and a big surprise for Oprah. "One of your loves are the girls in South Africa," says Diedre, one of the guests. "And so we would like to offer ourselves as mentors to those girls in South Africa on a one-on-one basis with a commitment of at least a letter every month to those girls to encourage them and to [let them] know that they are loved."
"When you love my children, when you do something good for my children, it's the loveliest gift you could ever possibly give," Oprah says.
Before saying goodbye, Oprah tells the women what the trip has meant to her. "This week has been so joyful for me also, because I don't spend a lot of time with people I don't know, but I feel that you all are my sisters," she says. "I call you my warrior women. You are what the world needs, and I know this—you will leave this place and continue to give your heart to yourself. Every moment of joy and peace and contentment and recognition that you felt here, that's who you are. That's who you really are. You are the love space in the heart of God, so take that with you and rock on!"
As she leaves the resort, Oprah receives an e-mail from Dr. Oz summing up his thoughts on the experience. "I went to Miraval believing that I would be helping 60 women who had troubled lives," he wrote. "I left realizing that I had met 60 shamans who had been steeled in the fires of hell and represent healers all over America."