A House of Healing Guest Gets a Big Surprise at the Closing Ceremony

Season 4 Episode 410
Aired on 11/12/2016 | CC tv-14
After five intense days in the House of Healing, five of the original six men (excluding Terrance, who chose not to continue in the program) are ready to re-emerge into the world as changed men. To symbolize the men's transition into their new lives, Iyanla conducts an emotional closing ceremony mirroring other cultures' rites of passage.

With the House of Healing men facing Iyanla and a "council of elders," she kicks things off by expressing how proud she is of the men seated before her.

"I just want you to know how absolutely happy I am for you. I am humbled," Iyanla says, pausing to collect herself, "and honored. And if you don't know how important you are, let this—let this experience convince you."

Before the ceremony officially begins, however, Iyanla has a surprise for houseguest Clarence, who expressed to her in Part 1 that his dream was to one day overcome his financial struggles so he could open up a barbershop called Garage Cuts.

"I think it's the power of conviction and commitment that opens doors. So, I want to read something to you, Mr. Clarence," Iyanla says. "You are one step closer to making your dream come true. CR'U Institute of Cosmetology and Barbering has granted you a full scholarship. And because of their generosity, you will be able to attend classes so that you obtain your barbering license at no cost to you. And, guess what? They are located in Orange County, where you plan to open Garage Cuts."

Clarence is as grateful as he is stunned. He gives Iyanla a big hug. "I love you," he tells her. "I almost picked you up; that's how much I love you."

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